"The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope." - Wendell Berry

We’re building an effective voice and community network for landowners in the West! Stay in touch…and stay informed!

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We’re building an effective voice and community network for landowners in the West! Stay in touch…and stay informed!

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We’re building an effective voice and community network for landowners in the West! Stay in touch…and stay informed!

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The Western Landowners Alliance advances policies and practices that sustain
working lands, connected landscapes, and native species.

Vision

We envision a future in which private and leased public lands in the West are resilient to stressors, healthy, and biologically diverse, and provide for prosperous rural business and critical ecological services.
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Community

Western Landowners Alliance is founded on a shared community of interest and practice committed to achieving healthy and connected landscapes, sustained fish and wildlife populations, and long-term economic vitality.
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Innovation and Partnership

Inspired by a strong land ethic, we take an innovative approach to ecosystem and economic health by implementing a variety of land improvement practices informed by science and our collective management experience.
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"The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope." - Wendell Berry

Western Landowners Alliance

Connecting for Solutions

The Western Landowners Alliance represents landowners and managers from Sonora, Mexico to Alberta, Canada throughout the Intermountain West, banded together in dedication to assuring the land is whole, healthy, productive, and maintains a place for our families to prosper. We invite you to join us.arrow

Beyond Boundaries in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

This past summer, WLA co-hosted the Beyond Boundaries Landowner Symposium in Cody, Wyoming.

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Aspen Regeneration

The decline of aspen in Western forests over the past several decades has been a significant concern to scientists, foresters and land managers, including private landowners.

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Native Species Knowledge Share

WLA’s Executive Director Lesli Allison participated as a panelist on “Empowering Private Landowner Conservation,” part of the Western Governors’ Association Chairman’s Initiative on …
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Stewardship with Vision

Private stewardship of Western land and water plays a vital role in the health of the West. Read about it here.
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Wyoming Landowners Guide to Fences and Wildlife

Many resource and wildlife specialists, ranchers and landowners generously offered their insights and experience for this guide.
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The San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership

Western Landowners Alliance has partnered with the Chama Peak Land Alliance and New Mexico State Forestry to assist in restoring forest and watershed health to a vital 1.4 million-acre landscape.

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Rangeland Health

Western Landowners Alliance has initiated a collaborative rangeland monitoring study in New Mexico to help ranchers better evaluate the results of management actions.

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News, media and announcements

News From the blog

Private Lands Critical to Conservation

As we celebrate Public Lands Day this weekend, WLA’s Executive Director Lesli Allison highlights the need to consider the landscape as a whole and the critical role private lands play in sustaining the wildlife populations, water resources and ecosystems that...

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Swans released on Granger Ranches

Five trumpeter swan cygnets were released this past weekend on a ranch in southwest Montana owned by WLA’s board chair, Jeff Laszlo. Click here to see a video of the release posted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Proceeds from the event were donated to the...

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Stewardship with Vision – Episode 3: Betty Shahan
Through a lifetime on the land in southern Colorado, Betty Shahan has served as a leader in integrating conservation and ranching. The Chama Peak Land Alliance, of which Betty is a founding member, is a landowner-led organization working collaboratively to improve the health and productivity of a vitally important watershed region. (Double click on the screen to view in full-screen mode.)

These films are produced in partnership with Montana State University’s graduate program in Science & Natural History Filmmaking.

Other films in the series:
Stewardship with Vision – Episode 2: Malpai Borderlands Group
Stewardship with Vision – Episode 1: Jeff Laszlo

WLA Announcements 

Welcome Avery C. Anderson Sponholtz, Development Advisor, and Kelly Cash, Communications Director

Avery and KellyWLA is glad to welcome Avery C. Anderson Sponholtz and Kelly Cash to our team. Both have deep roots in the Working Lands community. Read more

WLA Recommendations on Working Lands and Wildlife

WLA convened a forum to develop policy improvements to better support landowners and working lands in the conservation and recovery of wildlife.  Read the recommendations here.