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.

Join the WLA Team!

Western Landowners Alliance is HIRING a Colorado Field Organizer to work with landowners, partner organizations and public agencies to help advance WLA's mission and improve the health of Colorado's working lands through educational outreach, resource coordination and public policy engagement.

For Western Landowners, Conservation and Economics go Hand-in-Hand

At WLA’s Land and Livelihoods conference, over 150 landowners and manager, nonprofit staff and agency personnel sought to establish shared values surrounding land health and livelihoods, identify strategies to better align policies and economics that facilitate our values, showcase on-the-ground successes and identify needs and opportunities for scaling up place-based collaboration. We set the stage for ongoing, true collaboration based on a shared love for the land.

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!

New Mexico Grazing Study Shows Adaptive Management can Improve 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.

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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