Improving the ecological health and economic 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.

New Mexico Grazing Study Shows Adaptive Management is GREAT for 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.

Wetland and Stream Mitigation Banking: Part 2 of a 9-Part Series

The second article of our conservation finance series explores wetland and stream mitigation banking including how mitigation banking works, how a landowner can create mitigation credits, benefits to the landowner, potential downsides and risks to the landowner, and a short survey to help you determine if your land may qualify for a mitigation bank.

Stewardship with Vision - Part 6: Moore Land & Cattle Co.

Through years of carefully planned and implemented prescribed fire, Greg Moore was able to push back on juniper encroachment of grasslands on his New Mexico ranch and re-establish healthy  ecosystems for cattle and wildlife alike. He also restored wetlands for the benefit of beavers and other wildlife, has released antelope on his land and is now working with state and federal agencies to reintroduce the black-footed ferret on his ranch in 2018. 

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The Western Landowners Alliance advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.

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