"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


Why join the Western Landowners Alliance?

Members of the Western Landowners Alliance enjoy and benefit from a West-wide network of peers who own and manage private and leased public lands. By sharing knowledge and resources, our members help one another save time and money, and avoid costly mistakes. In fact, many landowners and managers are actively engaged in innovative management practices, scientific research and collaborative partnerships. WLA members are using this network to learn from others’ boots-on-the-ground experience for everything from landscape-scale management decisions down to equipment recommendations. Working together, with support from a highly qualified staff, WLA also enables its members to influence state and federal policies directly impacting private lands.

WLA landowners meet with representatives of the US Department of the Interior in Washington DC.

WLA landowners meet with representatives of the US Department of the Interior in Washington DC.

We are landowner-led and share the conviction that the ecological health and economic vitality of working lands go hand in hand. We advocate for landowners representing a broad diversity of land interests, acreage sizes and ownership structures. Your enrollment as a member of WLA strengthens our network and knowledge base and increases our collective influence. Please consider joining WLA today.

There are many ways to be involved with Western Landowners Alliance:

Become a Member or Donate


Landowners and managers hear first-hand from rancher Jeff Laszlo how he is restoring a wetlands complex on his land while also increasing profitability.

Board of Directors

Advisory Council

Energy Council

Managers Guild

For more information on participating, contact us. 

“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt