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Cindy Riegel, County Commissioner, Teton County, Idaho

We are pleased to announce that Cindy Riegel, County Commissioner, Teton County, Idaho will be presenting at our Sustaining the New West II: Bold Visions, Inspiring Actions Conference on June 5th. Her presentation: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Communities will help illustrate a vision for the future of our human communities in the Northern Rockies. Cindy [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dr. Dave Theobald, PhD Scientist, Conservation Science Partners

Dr. Dave Theobald is a geographer, conservation biologist, and landscape ecologist who specializes in assessing the effects of land use change on wildlife habitat and biodiversity at local to national to global scales. For over 20 years, he has collaborated on landscape assessments and interdisciplinary projects, including resource assessments, inventories of protected lands, connectivity and [...]

By | April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Take Your Seat At The Table October 25th!

Gallatin County, where Future West is located, is growing and changing, which brings challenges to our communities and citizens -  and also presents us with an opportunity to shape our future.  On October 25th thousands of Gallatin County residents will come together in small groups to break bread or share a cup of coffee to [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Future West Donor Salon: Steve Fuller, Yellowstone Winterkeeper

On Thursday May 24th, Future West was honored to host internationally acclaimed photographer and writer Steven Fuller. His breathtaking photographs and powerful words bear witness to his passion for our planet's wild places, but also reveal that his heart is firmly planted in Yellowstone - where he has served as Winterkeeper for the past 45 [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Northern Rockies Successful Communities Initiative

Future West is excited to share with you a hot off the computer visual concept paper we created for our new Successful Communities initiative (link here: Successful Communities Wireframe). We recently convened a gathering of individuals who had participated in the "Successful Communities Process" -- a series of community visioning sessions held around the region [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sustaining the New West: Speaker Presentations

As promised, below are the presentations of our speakers from the November 29th Sustaining the New West Conference. We are delighted to share their work with you. As with any source, please cite appropriately if you use any of the information in your work. To view the PDFs, scroll over the image and click the [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Morgan Valliant, Conservation Lands Manager, Missoula Parks and Open Space Department

I have lived in Western Montana and North Idaho for over 20 years. During this time, I earned an B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Montana and an M.S. degree in Botany, with an emphasis in Plant Community Ecology, from Washington State University. In Western Montana, I’ve worked a variety of jobs including [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Ann Schwend, Water Planner at Montana Department of Natural Resources, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Ann’s circuitous career path includes plant research, landscape restoration, land use and natural resource planning. She also spent many years as a CD supervisor and watershed coordinator in the beautiful Ruby Valley. Since 2008 she has worked as a water resource planner for MT DNRC in the Upper Missouri and Clark Fork Basins. She is [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Chris Colligan, Wildlife Program Coordinator, Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Chris Colligan is GYC’s Wildlife Program Coordinator, based out of Jackson. Currently, efforts around grizzly bear connectivity issues, conflict reduction and protecting core habitat are the focus of Chris’ position. Chris enjoys finding on-the-ground solutions for that prevent wildlife from being killed on our roadways and solving conflicts that increase social tolerance for species like [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments