rural grassroots organizing impacts

2022 WORC year in review

WORC celebrates a big year for grassroots community organizing in the West. See full-size graphic here. As 2022 winds its way to a close, we wanted to highlight a few of WORC’s impacts from the year. We’ve had some big … Continued

Jenna Vanhorne

WORC Wins 2022 Food Sovereignty Prize

WORC is honored to be recognized by the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance for our work on a just food system that supports people’s rights to define their own production systems. Above, Dakota Resource Council member Jenna Vanhorne pours milk at … Continued

indigenous community leader

Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Josiah Hugs

A Warrior’s Walk on the Red Road to Wellbriety Western Native Voice works year-round to inspire Native leadership so our communities flourish. Their Community Spotlight is designed to highlight grassroots organizing and individuals creating change from across Montana and in Indian … Continued

oil and gas facility

A new dawn for oil and gas protections in Colorado

Two wins in Colorado show how grassroots organizing has led to strongest-in-the-nation oil and gas protections. These stories have been republished from Western Colorado Alliance’s website. Grassroots organizing leads to better bonding and reclamation Thanks to the hard work of … Continued

Bison Reintroduction: Nature’s Best Tool

This story was originally published on Homegrown Stories, WORC’s narrative project telling the stories of people cultivating good food, healthy land, and homegrown prosperity. Members of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes discuss how reintroducing bison to the Fort … Continued