Public Counsel of the Rockies; aspen trees     of the rockies

Who We Are
• Conservation
• Smart Growth
• Social Justice
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Our Mission

Public Counsel of the Rockies is a regional and largely virtual public interest law firm headquartered in Western Colorado.

The Problem:

The Rocky Mountain region is subject to intense pressures on land, water and other natural resources, and on social services due to changing demographics. Real estate and resort developers as well as oil and gas, timber, and mining interests are able to muster significant financial resources to promote their agendas. By contrast, the sparsely populated communities that are scattered throughout the west are unable to identify and engage equally effective attorneys and experts.

Public Counsel provides the critical linkages to seasoned legal and other professionals in order to mount the kinds of legal challenges and technical analyses required protect the natural and human resources that are the legacy of future generations.

Our Approach:

Our commitment is to “balance the scales” on significant conservation, growth and social justice issues in the region, through the recruitment of legal, engineering and other professionals who provide their services at discounted rates. By utilizing seasoned contract professionals willing to work at half-market, we aim to mobilize and deploy highly qualified project teams quickly, linking them to pivotal issues, and leveraging funds earmarked by donors for each project. And, by using Internet technology, we make it possible for legal and other experts to work remotely and cost-effectively, collaborating in "virtual offices" to develop effective responses to threats to natural ecosystems, private lands, and the social fabric of the Rocky Mountain region.

Please contact us to find out more about our work.

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