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Women in Ranching: Expanding the Circle

Post by guest author Amber Smith The road I traveled to attend my first gathering of Women in Ranching began with this innocuous Facebook message from a friend: “Hi! Do you have any availability to leave the ranch in March? There is a ‘women in ranching’ group convening here in CA that I think you…

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Commitment

By guest author Stephanie Holdenried I was recently interviewed about entrepreneurship and my equine facilitation practice by a writer at Eventbrite for their company blog. Among other questions, one he asked was, “When was the moment that you took the leap and went all in?” I laughed and replied, “Every single morning, upon opening my…

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Scholarships Available: Western Ranch Management & Ecosystem Stewardship Field Course

Western Landowners Alliance Scholarships Contact Jennifer Lind: jlind@westernlandowners.org Applications due June 16, 2019     Western Landowners Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of $1,500 scholarships to those in need of financial assistance to attend the Western Ranch Management and Ecosystem Stewardship 2019 summer field course being offered by the Department of Forest and…

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Alderspring Ranch, Idaho — An excerpt

The following is an excerpt from a case study included in WLA’s latest publication: Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk — A Western Landowners’ Guide. The full guide is available for free download.   We have three basic goals, the primary one being that we must have an economically sustainable operation. If our operation can’t pay…

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Announcing our New Landowners’ Guide!

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…

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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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