Photo by Jennifer Coombes

State of the Rockies Project Faculty Director Corina McKendry, far left, moderates an expert panel on the future of public lands during the 2020 Future of the West Symposium, held in late February. Panelists include Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation; Len Necefer, founder of Natives Outdoors; Collin O’Mara, president of the National Wildlife Foundation; and Jennifer Rokala, executive at the Center for Western Priorities. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock delivered the opening keynote address, and New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall gave the closing keynote address, titled “A ‘Quiet Crisis’ No More: Conservation and Climate Change in the West.” Results of the 10th annual bipartisan Conservation in the West Poll also were released.