Who We Are


The Western Education Foundation for Resources, Inc. (WEFR)

is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation established in 1984. The Foundation seeks to enhance public awareness of the economic and social importance of the natural resource industries. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors whose members are interested in educating the public and decision-makers about natural resource issues that affect the economic and social well being of Montana families and businesses.

WEFR undertakes projects that:

  • Provide the public with research, education and information regarding natural resources.
  • Promote public discussion regarding natural resource policy issues.
  • Enhance public awareness of the implications of natural resource policies.
  • Promote the development and dissemination of factual, science-based information regarding natural resource issues.

Past projects have included production of educational ads for television, radio and newspapers; and publication of educational booklets on air and water quality issues. To learn more about supporting the Western Education for Resources, please visit our contact page.
Financial contributions are deductible to the extent allowable by law.