See Your Donation at Work

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of climate change.

WRA drives state action to urgently reduce carbon emissions and protect rivers and lands in the face of climate change. By focusing on the venues where decisions are made – at state legislatures, within state agencies and commissions, and working directly with utilities, local governments, and municipalities—WRA is getting measurable results.

WRA is tackling the West’s most pressing challenges by building policy solutions that address complex conservation problems and collaborating with diverse coalitions, councils, and task forces. And we’re winning. When you donate, you are charting a different and more hopeful future. Together, we have the power to meet the urgency of this crisis with winning solutions.

By the Numbers



To do our part in the fight against climate change, WRA works across seven states in the West to advance clean energy and reduce emissions, save water and protect rivers, and protect lands and access.




Founded in 1989, WRA has a 33-year history of on-the-ground, solutions-based, climate change impact.



WRA’s work has secured 76 million tons of emission reductions.



In September, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission finalized its decision to designate over 520 miles on 25 streams across Southwest Colorado as Outstanding Waters, marking the adoption of the largest community proposal for Outstanding Waters in Colorado’s history.



WRA’s efforts have protected over 10 million acres of land in the West.


Our commitment to our donors is to act with urgency and do everything we possibly can to address climate change.

This is our obligation as part of the family of living things— to honor, reconnect with, and live within the limits of the natural world.

Climate change is our collective problem to solve, and WRA has the expertise and tools needed to do so. You can give with confidence that your investment will make an impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

Donors to WRA know that threats to our land, air, water, and climate are big, complex, and interconnected, and that success depends on the support and inclusion of all communities in our region. Learn more about why others give.

Western Resource Advocates is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to Western Resource Advocates is fully tax-deductible. Our Tax ID number is 84-1113831.

2021 Annual Report

Our 2021 Annual Report summarizes our bold and ambitious goals for the Interior West including crucial wins and the on-the-ground solutions to our region’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Together, let’s make a future that advances the needs of people in our communities; brings us clean, affordable energy; protects air, land, abundant wildlife, and flowing rivers and streams; and brings us outdoor access — sustaining the lives and livelihoods of people in the West.

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WRA brings a rare understanding of how to address an amazing range of issues and the ability to bring together stakeholders to cooperate in finding solutions. For our money, supporting WRA's work is the best investment anyone who loves the West can make.
Bob and Anne B.
WRA Donors from Washington

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