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Securing Your Legacy on the Land: Part 1 of 5

When should a succession plan be put in place? Who should be involved? What are the basic components of a farm or ranch business succession plan, and who can help put it in place?

These and other critical questions relevant to succession planning for landowners are addressed in this first of a 5-part Q&A with U.S. Trust's Howard Weiss.

Conservation Economics on Western Working Lands

What policy conditions would empower landowners to allocate time, talent and resources to biodiversity and connectivity?

This question is the center of a recent WLA paper, which treats conservation primarily as a certain desirable form of economics, focusing less on conservation as the setting aside or protection of lands. Ultimately, it argues, the next era of conservation must focus on creating fertile conditions for private stewardship.

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! Read the announcement

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