"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 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.

Private lands encompass the richest biodiversity, per acre, found across the Western landscape and the Alliance recognizes the private landowner as critical for the long-term and sustained management of these landscapes. Western Landowners Alliance provides a nexus for achieving an impact that extends far beyond the borders of a single ownership, no matter how large or how small that ownership might be.