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WLA’s peer network and shared knowledge base is designed for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy.
Advancing pragmatic, common ground solutions that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.
April 2019: Securing Your Legacy on the Land: Part 2
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? Who can help put it in place?
To answer these and other critical questions, we reached out to a nationally recognized expert for guidance. Howard Weiss is the Senior Vice President and Family Office Practice Expert at Bank of America. In this second of a five-part Q&A with WLA’s Hallie Mahowald, Howard discusses the various components that form a strong family governance structure and why this is critical in succession planning. (Missed Part 1? Read it here.)
Dec 2018: 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.
Dec 2018: 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.
Fall 2018: 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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