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Announcing our New Landowners’ Guide!


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Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk

A Western Landowners’ Guide

How can we as landowners share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife? In this new guide, western landowners offer a variety of solutions based on their own experience.

The knowledge and insight offered in this guide have not been lightly earned. Each of the contributors brings a wealth of real-world experience in ranching and wildlife management. Some ride daily among grizzlies. Others spend nights on the range among wolves. Out of necessity and interest, they are innovators and close observers of wildlife, livestock and people. They know first-hand the difference between what looks good on paper and what works on the ground.

You can see the full list of contributors HERE. You can also take a look at an excerpt from the guide, including a letter from WLA’s executive director, Lesli Allison, the table of contents and the full introduction.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Western Landowners Alliance is indebted to the National Geographic Society for making it possible for us to dive into this project, and to the George B. Storer Foundation, Partners for Fish & Wildlife, the Blackfoot Challenge and Heart of the Rockies for providing critical support during the production phase of the guide.

Get Your Own Copy

Free Electronic Download: An electronic version will be available for free download on the WLA website beginning January 18, 2019.

Recieve a Print Copy: Become a member or renew your membership by January 15th and you will automatically receive a printed copy in the mail. Make sure to include your mailing address when you sign up.


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