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Upcoming Webinar


Under the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market

On August 27th, Community Builders will identify and discuss key policies–such as land-use regulations and infrastructure investments–that shape the location and type of development that we see in our communities. 

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Contacts - Northern Rockies Program

 Randy Carpenter
Director, Northern Rockies Regional Program

406-587-7331, x.3002

Alison Berry
Energy and Economics Specialist
406-587-7331, x.3007
Cameron Ellis
GIS and Creative Projects Manager
406-587-7331, x. 3008
Pam Koehler
Office Manager

406-587-7331, x. 3011
John Lavey
Land Use Planner
406-587-7331, x. 3015
Angie Rutherford
Project Manager
406-587-7331, x. 3014

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The Sonoran Institute’s Northern Rockies Program represents an enduring commitment to the rich resources of the Northern Rockies – its land, people, and communities. Based in Bozeman, Montana, our work is based upon the idea that communities make better decisions about their future when they have accurate, compelling information and meaningfully engage their citizens. We work with community partners to shape a better future for the region – one of healthy, lively communities with resilient and strong economies surrounded by working farms and ranches and fish and wildlife habitat.


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Featured Videos - Northern Rockies Program

RESET: A new Sonoran Institute report focused on the future housing market of the American West. The 60-page report focuses on market trends in six communities in Montana, Idaho and Colorado.

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Download the RESET report here.

This video is about choices. Through interviews with developers, architects, elected officials, realtors, conservationists, community leaders and other voices from around the West, we explore why choices matter when it comes to building thriving communities in today's economy and how, looking forward, we can make wise choices about the future.



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