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

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NEW GUIDE

Paying for Stewardship

A Western Landowners' Guide to Conservation Finance

Restoring habitat, water courses, and soils have costs, and unfortunately, mainstream agricultural policy passes them not to taxpayers or consumers, but to farmers and ranchers. This guide presents some ways landowners can earn compensation for their stewardship efforts directly or indirectly—schemes sometimes referred to as payments for ecosystem services, ecosystem services markets, or conservation finance. It goes beyond description to provide illustrative case studies of these strategies at work.

LATEST FILM

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 9: Sieben Live Stock Company

Sieben Live Stock Company is a family owned and operated ranch in north central Montana which raises cattle and sheep. The Hibbard family believes proper grazing techniques can improve overall land health. Their practices include high density grazing with cattle herds, allowing adequate time to rest – which has ultimately led to some remarkable changes on the rangelands. Thanks to the entire Hibbard family for sharing your stewardship story!

OUR MISSION

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 livelihoods 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

Join our collective effort and enjoy the benefits of membership.

Critical Updates from around the West
Landowner Knowledge Exchange
Special Events and Member Discounts
Access to our Stewardship Team
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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.

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