Heat waves. Persistent drought. Massive loss of forests due to insect infestations and fire. Water shortages. Dust storms. The era of climate change is already upon us, and the West is one of the places where we will see its effects in the clearest relief. Climate change is re-shaping conservation priorities, and our aim is to seek out those who are finding creative ways to make the best of a warming world. In this sense, we think about climate change less as a threat and more of an invitation to think and act in ways that help us all mitigate and adapt to the coming changes.