Every two and a half minutes, a football field's worth of open, natural area in the western United States disappears to human development.

Click anywhere on the map to explore how and why open lands in the West are disappearing so quickly.

Welcome to the Disappearing West
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Alex E

“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.”