Posts by Virginie Pointeau

For western landowners, conservation & economics go hand-in-hand

The American West is unique in the amount and continuity of land and habitat it provides. Spanning across private and public boundaries, western working lands feed, water and fuel the nation while sustaining up to 80 percent of the region’s wildlife species. The next era of conservation must shape economic conditions and policies that actively…

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Conservation trailblazer presented with “Land & Livelihoods” award

  Western Landowners Alliance was delighted to publicly recognize Montana resident Bill Milton with the first annual “Lands and Livelihoods Award” for his exceptional contributions to the stewardship and conservation of working lands throughout Montana. The award was created to recognize an owner or manager of working lands who has made exceptional contributions as a…

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In Photos: Western Landowners in Action

Every year, WLA convenes landowners and managers on the land to network, learn from one another and compare notes on the challenges and rewards of caring for and making a living off the land. To date in 2018, we’ve convened ranch tours and working lands forums in New Mexico, Colorado and Montana; hosted special events…

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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…

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WLA seeks nominees for new “Land & Livelihood” Award

Submission Deadline Aug. 13 The Award The Land and Livelihoods Award will be given annually to a person identified by WLA members to have made exceptional contributions as a citizen in sustaining working lands, connected landscapes, and native species. The recipient will be selected based on his/her vision for the West and critical role in…

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They let me out of the office for a day…

      ….so I drove two and half hours from Santa Fe out to the teeny village of Mosquero, New Mexico and spent the day with the coolest bunch of high school kids I’ve met in a long time: Mrs. Donna Hazen’s video production crew. I spent the day out there because WLA is…

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Landowners & Managers: WLA Call for Video Submissions

Dear Western Landowners, Ranchers and Farmers,   With your help, WLA is building an organized and engaged community of forward-thinking landowners in the West with the potential to drive significant, positive change on the ground, socially and in the political arena. We are working hard to empower landowners with the necessary knowledge, social and economic…

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Western Landowners Alliance is HIRING!

  Western Landowners Alliance, a West-wide non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks to fill the following two staff positions to help us implement our mission to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.   Director of Finance and Administration The Director of Finance and Administration will…

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WLA attends CA Rangeland Conservation Coalition Annual Summit

On January 16 and 17, WLA participated in the California Rangelands Conservation Coalition annual meeting in Stockton, CA. Meeting attendees sat for presentations from landowners, producers, government officials and other natural resources leaders on predator policy and management. To conclude the first day of activities, guests were treated to a film festival featuring WLA’s Stewardship With…

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