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Managing Growth in the New West: Tools for protecting agricultural lands and rural open space

June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

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Ready to learn more about what you can do to manage growth in the new west? Please join Future West as we host our next free webinar in our Managing Growth in the New West series: TOOLS FOR PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND RURAL OPEN SPACE Featuring: Jim Stone (Rancher, Blackfoot Challenge, & Partnerscapes) and Randy Carpenter (Future West) on Wednesday, June 23rd, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MST.

The Northern Rockies is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. Many of our valleys are feeling the pressure of increased rural residential growth and this is affecting everything from our tax base to the environment. Rural working landscapes – farms and ranches – are particularly threatened by sprawling development that can significantly impact agricultural operations. But there are ways to maintain the agricultural lands that form the backbone of our region’s identity and rural economy. Our speakers, rancher Jim Stone and Future West staffer Randy Carpenter will survey the array of planning tools and strategies for better managing rural growth and they will illustrate how these are being successfully applied. While there is no one silver bullet for addressing this serious challenge, comprehensive strategies that utilize both regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to protecting rural lands are showing promise.


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Each month we will offer a webinar featuring individuals with in-depth knowledge of planning, sustainable development, and growth management issues – leaders in their fields who can foster a more complete understanding of these challenges and related opportunities.

To learn more about this series, watch past webinars, and preview upcoming webinars, see flyer link below.

Future West Webinar Series on Managing Growth in the New West


June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT







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