Welcome

The Lab for Western Lands and People (WLP) at Yale supports research and conservation for communities across the West. Through local partnerships, WLP stimulates cutting-edge study into the ecological, economic, and cultural questions affecting this distinctive and diverse region. With field courses, field research, and students fellowships, WLP draws together a wide range of scholars and practitioners engaged in work on the many issues unique to western North America. Emphasis is placed on collaboration and interdisciplinary creativity to solve problems of local, regional, and national importance.