The West is our home. Conserving its natural and cultural treasures – our distinctive small towns, wide open spaces, and ways of life that we value – is challenging. Economic, social and environmental changes are dramatically transforming the region.

At Future West, we believe western communities can lead the way in demonstrating that growth and change, if done thoughtfully, can enhance communities, sustain robust economies, and conserve the natural environment. But this takes hard work, and we can lend a hand to achieve it.

Successful communities have a clear sense of place, where people are working together to achieve shared goals. They have strong leadership that is committed to the well-being of their community. And we see public conversations that are based upon mutual respect and civility. On the ground, these attributes result in thriving economies and the careful stewardship of natural and cultural assets.

Future West helps communities create a future that works, a future that lasts.