Every five years, as a part of outcome-focused philanthropy, Hewlett Foundation programs undertake a thorough review of our grantmaking strategies. This deeper and comprehensive look at grantmaking results in a revised approach for the next five years. As a part of this process, the Western Conservation team drew on a retrospective evaluation of its grantmaking program; a grantee survey on equity, inclusion, and diversity in conservation (coming soon); a report about best practices for communicating and collaborating with rural western communities; and evaluations of Hewlett’s Canadian Boreal Forest Initiative (2013-2018, coming soon) and the California Drought Initiative (2015-2018), in addition to interviews with 200-plus grantees, academics, philanthropists, policymakers, partners, consultants, and other stewards of the West who offered creative ideas and input, analysis, and thoughtful critique. In July 2018, the below strategy was officially adopted by the foundation.