Working Lands Health
Land fragmentation and rural sprawl are among the greatest threats to the West. Fragmentation undermines ecological health, agricultural lands, quality of life, and aesthetic values. Wildlife species have increasingly less room to roam and to sustain genetically diverse, viable populations.
Western Landowner Alliance works to keep the West’s lands intact and productive by:
- Working with state and federal land management agencies to develop policies and practices that incentivize conservation action and economic diversification on working lands, in order to keep them whole and kept in the family;
- Promoting successful models of mixed-use enterprises on working lands that are profitable both for wildlife, land health, and the balance sheets;
- Creating a peer network of landowners collaborating to develop alternative markets that properly valuate and monetize “ecosystem services”; and,
- Providing educational resources, tools and expertise to disseminate best practices for improving land health on working lands through active forestry/fuels reduction, riparian restoration, wildlife habitat improvements and more.
Working Lands Health Resources: Understanding the Issues
Click here to find our collection of resources for landowners on private land forest management, riparian restoration, grazing and range management, and more.