Western Environmental Law Center OR

Founded in 1993, the Western Environmental Law Center is a public interest law firm that works to protect and restore western wildlands and advocates for healthy environments on behalf of communities throughout the West. Our legal advocacy brings about long-lasting protections to preserve the region's air, water, public lands and forests, wildlife and habitat, and communities. We envision a West that has clean air, clean and abundant water, permanent protection for wildlife and wilderness, and healthy communities. As a public interest law firm, WELC does not charge clients and partners for services, but relies instead on charitable gifts from individuals, families, and foundations to accomplish our mission.