Western Leaders Network: Federal legislation to watch in 2018

American Legislative Exchange Council

American Wind Energy Association

Center for the New Energy Economy

Land and Water Conservation Coalition  

League of Conservation Voters

National Conference of State Legislatures

State Innovative Exchange

Trout Unlimited

Western Governors’ Association


2018 federal budget

Environmental Defense Fund: How EPA budget cuts will affect public health, economy where you live

2018 Federal Budget Proposal


antiquities act

Headwaters Economics report: The economic importance of national monuments to communities

Study: 99 percent of public comments oppose weakened protections for Utah national monuments


public opinion

Colorado College Conservation in the West Poll 2018  – Poll of residents of eight interior West states on conservation, energy, and public lands topics.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership poll – National survey of hunters and anglers finds 97 percent agree protecting public lands is important


community planning

Headwaters Economics report: Identifying communities at risk to wildfire

Headwaters Economics report: Land-use planning to reduce wildfire risk

State of Oregon's Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997

Headwaters Economics report: County Payments-in-Lieu-of-Taxes

State of Change – New Mexico news organizations investigate how rural communities adapt to economic shifts  

What is PILT? 

Secure Rural Schools program



Colorado Water Plan: 2017 implementation update

Solutions to Colorado River shortages – Western Resource Advocates report

Land Use Planning for Water Efficiency – Western Resource Advocates report

Colorado River Research Group – basin-wide perspective on water resources management, river science, water law and public policy



Alternative Energy Resources Organization report: Developing agritourism 

What is the Farm Bill? 

National Young Farmers Coalition 


public land seizures

Headwaters Economics report: Federal lands in the West, liability or asset? 

Center for Western Priorities report: Public land seizures would cost Western states billions of dollars for wildfire mitigation

Center for Western Priorities report: States would shoulder costs of mine clean-up if they take over federal lands