What is EcoWest?

EcoWest logoEcoWest tracks, analyzes, and visualizes environmental trends.

We create and share maps, graphics, slides, videos, interactive dashboards, and other online tools to creatively communicate what the latest science, monitoring, polling, and research is telling us about changes in the American West and beyond.

EcoWest was developed with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Western Conservation subprogram, which sought to “protect and restore biologically important and iconic areas of the North American West in ways that help create sustainable communities and build broader and more effective conservation constituencies.”

As we built EcoWest, we consulted with a broad range of experts and advisors who could help interpret the data, explain the limitations, identify emerging threats, and look across the issues to highlight priorities for Western conservation.

Visualizing environmental trends