• Smart Growth
Public Counsel of the Rockies is a regional and largely virtual
public interest law firm headquartered in Western Colorado.
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
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.
us to find out more about our work.