A landowner-led network dedicated to the health and 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.

Call to Action: New Mexico Rural Heritage Act

New Mexico House Bill 332 keeps land ownership affordable for New Mexico’s families; secures land, water and other natural resources for the future; and contributes positively to local governments and economies. The first committee hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12. Click below to learn how you can help today.

Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk

In this new landowners' guide, WLA offers the collective knowledge and hands-on experience of over 30 land, livestock and resource managers engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time: how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife. 

Women in Ranching joins Western Landowners Alliance

A couple years ago, between plenary sessions at the annual Quivira Coalition conference in New Mexico, a hallway conversation led to a gathering of 26 women a few months later on a ranch in California. Today, what started as a conversation about “Women in Ranching” has become a new WLA program. We couldn’t be more pleased!

Learning from the Land: Women in Ranching

It was a great privilege for the WLA communications team to help the The Gazette understand this quiet, but growing effort spreading across Colorado and the West. Take a look at how the San Juan Ranch has joined a broader movement to connect female ranchers, mentor young women and pioneer a new ethos behind ranching in the West. Thank you to the reporting team from The Gazette for this inspiring video.

Leadership from the Land

Founded, led and inspired by landowners and practitioners working to create a better West.

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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.

OUR MISSION

The 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 business 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

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