Why Now?

Now is THE opportunity, both economically and ecologically.

When change comes to the Rocky Mountain West, it tends to come fast. Energy development is one of the most visible forces of change on the land, but far from the only one. Right now, a generation of ranchers and farmers are moving toward retirement and wondering what kind of legacy they will leave. Economic conditions also provide a buyer’s market for private land conservation. The future of the land is being set now. But hanging over all this is the looming reality of climate change, which is already changing the face of our land and waters. We need to act now to stay ahead of ecologic and economic changes.