Robert Liberty, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State University

Robert Liberty has 37 years of experience with the implementation, refinement, enforcement and defense of Oregon’s statewide land use planning laws.  As a staff attorney at 1000 Friends of Oregon he won Oregon Supreme Court precedents significantly strengthening the application of laws to protect, forest, range and farmland and to prevent rural sprawl, as well [...]

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

Devin Middlebrook, Sustainability Program Coordinator, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Devin Middlebrook was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California. He is the sustainability program coordinator for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. In his role, Devin leads implementation of the Lake Tahoe Sustainable Communities Program to bring climate change mitigation and adaptation to the region. Much of this work revolves around land use planning, [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Loren BirdRattler, Project Manager, Blackfeet Nation’s Agriculture Resource Management Plan (ARMP)

Loren BirdRattler currently serves as the Project Manager for the development of the Blackfeet Nation's Agriculture Resource Management Plan (ARMP), a plan that will create policy in agriculture, land, conservation, holistic management practices, water resource management, as well as agriculture and livestock regulation for both the Blackfeet Tribe and the United States governments. Loren has [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Lain Leoniak, Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Department of Law

Lain Leoniak has been working in Western water for eighteen years. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Montana. Lain started her career as a Water Referee in the State of Colorado adjudicating water rights for the Colorado River. Lain was formerly the Water Conservation Specialist and Water Resources Manager for the City [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Todd Wilkinson, Writer and Founder, Mountain Journal

Todd Wilkinson, Writer and Founder of Mountain Journal and one of our conference speakers sat down with Future West's Director Dennis Glick for a recent interview. Dennis shared his thoughts on the Conference as well as the broader socioeconomic and environmental issues facing this region. Read more about how our work and upcoming conference will [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mayor John Borrowman, Town of Canmore, Alberta

John Borrowman and his wife Lynn have been active members of the Canmore community since they first moved to the Bow Valley in 1975. They raised their three children in Canmore and are dedicated to doing what they can to foster a healthy and balanced community. Although John’s time outside of the mayor’s job is [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dr. Aerin Jacob, Conservation Scientist, Yellowstone To Yukon Conservation Initiative

Dr. Aerin Jacob is a conservation scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). She conducts and communicates applied research to inform conservation, natural resources management, and environment-related legislation and policy. She serves on the boards of Society for Conservation Biology North America and Tides Canada, held Liber Ero and Wilburforce Fellowships, and is [...]

By | May 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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