Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Brookings Institution, the world's leading think tank, based in Washington, D.C. This initiative brings Brookings' high-quality, independent, and impactful research to a wide range of issues facing the dynamic Intermountain West region. Brookings Mountain West builds upon the work of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program, which focuses on helping metropolitan areas such as Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings scholars collaborate with UNLV faculty and students and engage business, university, political, and community leaders from across the entire mountain region to address issues that shape the West.
Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group. Their mission is to improve community development and land management decisions in the West.
New West is a next-generation media company dedicated to the culture, economy, politics, environment, and lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West. Our core mission is to serve the Rockies with innovative, participatory journalism and to promote conversation that helps us understand and make the most of the dramatic changes sweeping our region. New West Publishing LLC, headquartered in Missoula, Mont., was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Weber and Courtney Lowery.
Stephen Weaver is an award-winning photographer with more than 35 years experience making images of the natural world. Formally educated as a geologist, Steve combines his scientific knowledge with his photographic abilities to produce stunning images that illustrate the beauty of the structure and composition of the earth and its natural systems.