is a project of Resilient Communities and Watersheds, a joint program of the Sonoran Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Resilient Communities and Watersheds is focused on improving the resiliency of the Intermountain West, an area ranging from Northern Mexico to Canada between the plains of eastern Colorado and the western slopes of the Cascades. Join our Network to build a ResilientWest.


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About the Sonoran Institute – The Sonoran Institute’s mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values which brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured.


About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of the land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.