Western Futures: A Look into the Patterns of Land Use and Future Development in the American West

The American West is the fastest-growing region of the country, but it is also a place endowed with great open spaces that offer important ecological and social values. Over the last decade, Westerners have witnessed remarkable change, have watched whole mountainsides develop, and found their commutes lengthening. The Western Futures report projects current land use patterns into the future so that Westerners can consider – or reconsider – the ways in which the region is growing.