Improving the ecological health and economic prosperity of working lands in the American West

The Western Landowners Alliance advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species. Join us on our mission.

WLA is HIRING: New Mexico Field Organizer

Western Landowners Alliance, a West-wide non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks a NM Field Organizer to help implement our mission to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.

The NM field organizer will work with landowners, partner organizations and public agencies to advance WLA's mission and improve the health of New Mexico's working lands through educational outreach, resource coordination and public policy engagement. 

New Mexico Grazing Study Shows Adaptive Management is GREAT for your Bottom Line!

Ranchers' livelihoods depend on maintaining animal productivity, ranch profitability and healthy soils and plants in highly variable environments. Having the knowledge and flexibility to adaptively manage in the face of change can determine whether managers meet these goals. This grazing management case-study by WLA's Rick Danvir is a must-read for all managers.

Stewardship with Vision - Announcing Episode 7: The San Juan Ranch

Western Landowners Alliance is excited to announce the latest episode in our Stewardship with Vision series, featuring Julie Sullivan and George Whitten. This 1-minute trailer provides a short glimpse into George and Julie's remarkable stewardship work, through which they have succeeded in reducing aquifer depletion while increasing the diversity and vigor of irrigated meadows and uplands. Their stewardship has restored and increased healthy biological processes while providing for a sustainable ranching model. Keep an eye out for the full 9-minute film, to be released July 22nd!

In Support of Public Lands

As landowners and ranchers who own and manage deeded and leased public lands across the West, we oppose HR621 and HR622. The blanket sale of federal lands poses the risk of putting those who ranch or depend on public lands out of business, undermining our local economics, and diminishing opportunities for our citizens to interact with wild, intact, natural places, thereby lessening the connection (and associated learning and understanding) needed to sustain them. 

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OUR MISSION

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

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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.

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