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About Us

Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization. With offices in six states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Idaho), we have developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy and Lands. Each of our programs is committed to curtailing climate change.

Our Mission

Western Resource Advocates' mission is to protect the West's land, air, and water.  Our team of lawyers, scientists, and economists works to:  1) promote a clean energy future that reduces pollution and the threat of global warming; 2) restore degraded river systems and to encourage urban water providers to use existing water supplies more efficiently in order to meet human needs while protecting rivers, streams, and aquifers; and 3) protect public lands across the region from the threats of energy development.  Across our programs, we empower local conservation groups and seek opportunities to partner with others who share our goal of protecting the western way of life.  WRA recognizes that success can only come from working collaboratively with other conservation groups, business, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and all those who seek a sustainable future for this remarkable part of the country.

Our Priorities