A Delicate Balance:
What does it mean to be a role model for the rural mountain West? Like any ecosystem, it's a delicate balance. It's enough healthy habitat protected so wildlife can thrive and enough thoughtful development to embrace people, too. It's fertile soils that still support agriculture and a community that values that heritage. It's a resilient economy vibrant with visitors and cutting-edge opportunities and yet still "undiscovered" enough to allow for solitude and quiet. It's diverse people who care for each other and for the land.