The next era of conservation

We're building a better future
for the West.

Western Landowners Alliance advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species. But we can't do it without you.

What We Do

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VOICE

Bringing landowner perspectives and stories to bear on major issues shaping the West.

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STEWARDSHIP

WLA’s peer network and shared knowledge base is designed for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy.

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POLICY

Advancing pragmatic, common ground solutions that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.

America the Beautiful & the West

Ensuring this federal conservation initiative works for landowners and rural communities, respects property rights, and improves conservation outcomes.

Our roadmap to a new conservation model

We can’t afford to waste any more time with top-down solutions that don’t work. It’s time for an entirely new approach to conservation. Learn more about how WLA is shaping that approach by bringing the voice of land stewardship to bear at all levels of government.

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The Working Wild Challenge

Thriving ranches and thriving wildlife.

Landowner leadership to reduce conflicts between wildlife and livestock

Our approach leads to stronger partnerships, more resilient ranches, and ultimately, better-connected landscapes.

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The Habitat Lease

Critical habitat for wildlife in the West is disappearing at an alarming rate. We're working on a big solution.

A simple, proven model, applied at scale

Habitat leases are designed to secure existing habitat and ecological services currently provided on private lands that meet threshold requirements for ecological site condition. 

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On Land

The Voice of Stewardship in the American West
Magazine + Podcast

 

WLA's magazine

On Land tells the stories of stewardship in a new West, in the voices of the people who are living it, at the leading edge of a future that puts people and nature together again for the benefit of both.

Read Now

Listen to our new Podcast!

America the Beautiful and the West

Ensuring this federal conservation initiative works for landowners and rural communities, respects property rights, and improves conservation outcomes.

Read our roadmap to a new conservation model

We can’t afford to waste any more time with top-down solutions that don’t work. It’s time for an entirely new approach to conservation. Learn more about how WLA is shaping that approach by bringing the voice of land stewardship to bear at all levels of government.

Learn More

The Working Wild Challenge

Thriving ranches and thriving wildlife.

Landowner leadership to reduce conflicts between wildlife and livestock

Our approach leads to stronger partnerships, more resilient ranches, and ultimately, better-connected landscapes.

Learn More

The Habitat Lease

Critical habitat for wildlife in the West is disappearing at an alarming rate. We're working on a big solution.

A simple, proven model, applied at scale

Habitat leases are designed to secure existing habitat and ecological services currently provided on private lands that meet threshold requirements for ecological site condition. 

Learn More

OnLand_Logo_SMark_Black

On Land

The Voice of Stewardship in the American West
Magazine + Podcast

WLA's magazine

On Land tells the stories of stewardship in a new West, in the voices of the people who are living it, at the leading edge of a future that puts people and nature together again for the benefit of both.

Read Now

Listen to our new Podcast!

LATEST FILM

The Fish & the Flame

Our award-winning short film shows how Tim Haarmann, ranch manager at Banded Peak Ranch, and Jim White, a biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, collaborated to save one of the last remaining populations of nearly-extinct San Juan cutthroat trout, just as a wildfire threatens to decimate the fish.

PROTECTING WHAT MATTERS IN THE WEST

WORKING LANDS, CONNECTED LANDSCAPES, NATIVE SPECIES

Together these things make up the revered and vital character of the American West. Landowner leaders are stepping up to keep them intact.

We know that the people living and working closest to the earth every day are our best hope for overcoming the challenges we face in the West. Can you help by answering just one question right now?

OUR MISSION

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

OUR 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 livelihoods and critical ecological services.

OUR APPROACH

We provide a collective voice, a peer network and a shared knowledge base for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy.

The West Needs Your Voice

Join our collective effort and enjoy the benefits of membership.

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MEDIA CENTER

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Become a member for free today and we will send you the news and policy developments critical to the economic and ecological health of working lands.

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