"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

Greetings friends and colleagues – The Western Landowners Alliance, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, Family Farm Alliance, and Partners for Conservation, as groups working across the West, coordinated with partner organizations to create the attached positive, non-partisan statement of principles for solutions for working lands and communities in the West. We need to unite our voices to catalyze change on our Western landscapes. Change that will create the healthy lands, waters, and communities we need and the West deserves.


We invite your group to join us in encouraging such perspectives and solutions at the federal level by signing on to this statement. Your group’s name will appear below the “sincerely” line on p.2. We envision a subsequent document that includes recommendations under each principle; the sign-on link below provides an opportunity for your suggestions.


It’s time for a clear demonstration that organizations and rural communities are collaboratively working together on solutions that benefit economies and the land. Please join us in this demonstration of commitment by adding your group’s name and sharing with your networks of groups doing similar work in the West.


Deadline June 27 @ 5 pm Mountain. Sign on here – https://goo.gl/forms/bP9HIhKcLg5sTiVz2.

Apologies for cross-postings.

Productive Healthy West – for Signatories