WRA takes big, bold ideas—a Colorado River that runs to the sea, an economy that runs on carbon-free energy, and 50% of all land protected and connected—and we ask the hard question: How? We use Western ingenuity and practicality—backed by science—to drive change for a more sustainable future.
- We advocate in front of state utility commissions, shape policy with state legislators, and educate local decision makers on how to advance conservation.
- We use science and research to help state and local governments shape and assess laws and rules that drive change and create accountability.
- We collaborate and build relationships with a broad and diverse group of allies to ensure laws are passed and implemented in good faith to yield real results.
- We work with communities to support those most affected by conservation policies in having a seat at the table where decisions are made.
We have precious little time to prevent the worst impacts of climate change on the West’s rivers, lands, and communities. WRA is tackling our region’s toughest challenges, and we’re winning. We successfully reduce carbon emissions, protect rivers, improve air quality, and redefine how we protect and connect land for birds, wildlife, and communities.
But there is so much more to do.