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Conservation Gridlock: 2024 Update

Conservation Gridlock: 2024 Update

Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming fall behind while Arizona and Nevada move up thanks to presidential action An updated analysis from the Center for Western Priorities finds that not every Western state is living up to its conservation legacy. Oregon in particular has a...

Conservation Toolbox

Conservation Toolbox

By Lilly Bock-Brownstein, Lauren Bogard, Kate Groetzinger, and Sterling Homard October 2023Whether completing a woodworking project or preparing a gourmet meal, selecting the right tool for the job can make all the difference. The same applies to conservation—there...

2022 Spills Tracker

2022 Spills Tracker

Overview Across the West, spills from oil and gas extraction take a toll on lands, waters, wildlife, and communities. In Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming—the Mountain West’s top oil and gas-producing states—companies report thousands of spills each year, which...

Winning the West: Election 2022

Winning the West: Election 2022

The Center for Western Priorities released a new report, “Winning the West: Election 2022,” detailing how public lands were a winning issue in the 2022 election and how pro-conservation positions often gave candidates a competitive edge in close races.  According...

Languishing Lands

Languishing Lands

A new report from the Center for Western Priorities finds that bills to protect over 16 million acres of public land in the West are currently languishing in Congress. Protecting these landscapes would bring the nation closer to achieving the goal of conserving 30...

Conservation action can win over the media and the public

Conservation action can win over the media and the public

A new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for Western Priorities highlights the consistent popularity of conservation Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Between the Inflation Reduction Act’s landmark action to confront the climate...

Conservation Gridlock

Conservation Gridlock

In the last decade, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming have conserved far fewer acres of public lands than neighboring Western states.