Our Story

Founded in 1990 by Dr. Dale Strickland and Dr. Lyman McDonald, WEST combines ecology and statistics to address and solve clients’ natural resource challenges. Building on a science-based approach and foundational core principles, WEST has quickly grown to be one of the most respected and successful environmental and statistical consulting firms in the US.

Using state-of-the-art statistical principles in the design, conduct, and analysis of ecological field studies, WEST specializes in an objective, defensible, and professional approach to solving the natural resource problems facing government and industry. WEST’s ecologists and biometricians have broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.

Our unique blend of disciplines and decades of experience allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of client challenges. WEST provides consulting services to government, industry, and other organizations and creates interdisciplinary teams from an extensive network of associates, providing expertise tailored for individual client needs.

Our corporate headquarters are located in the historic Dinneen Building in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. While our roots are in the heart of the Old West, our company has grown to be an international consulting firm, with offices located throughout the US and Canada as well as other projects internationally. Our geographic diversity allows us to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast and even beyond the borders of the US with our international services.

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