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WLA Partners with Moore Land & Cattle Co. for Stewardship & Policy Tour

On July 13th, the Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) partnered with landowner Greg Moore to offer a Stewardship and Policy tour on the Moore Land & Cattle Company ranch. The ranch is located near the community of Wagon Mound, on a beautiful northern New Mexico landscape consisting of shortgrass prairie bordered with piñon juniper forest. Discussion…

WLA partners with Colorado State Forest Service in New Tour Series

On June 22nd, the Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) partnered with the Colorado State Land Board (SLB) and the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) for a Stewardship and Policy tour in the Colorado State Forest near Walden, CO, and area owned by the SLB, but managed by the CSFS. Participants numbered close to thirty and represented…

Toward a Productive and Healthy West — Please Join Us by Signing On!

Greetings friends and colleagues – The Western Landowners Alliance, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, Family Farm Alliance, and Partners for Conservation, as groups working across the West, coordinated with partner organizations to create the attached positive, non-partisan statement of principles for solutions for working lands and communities in the West. We need to unite our…

Foundation Principles & Techniques of Low Stress Cattle Handling – June 9-10 in Santa Fe, NM

Are you interested in cost savings and animal health benefits associated with improved livestock handling? Cattlexpressions will be hosting a course called Foundation Principles & Techniques of Low Stress Cattle Handling in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 9-10, 2017. Instructors include WLA Member Lynn Locatelli, DVM, and Dawn Hnatow. This event is for livestock…

Farm Bill programs cultivate healthy forests in Colorado

Check out the new ColoradoBiz op-ed Farm Bill programs cultivate healthy forests in Colorado by WLA’s ED Lesli Allison on the importance of supporting investment in stewardship of healthy forests and watersheds in Colorado and throughout the West.

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands

  As part of our ongoing effort to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species, on Tuesday, April 11th WLA offered an interactive practitioner exchange focused on prescribed fire on private lands to over 80 people. Designed specifically to address the experiences, questions, and concerns of landowners and managers…

Objectives, Barriers, and Opportunities in Private Forestry

By Kelly Beevers, Topos & Anthros Across much of the American West, primarily the southwest, overstocked and mismanaged forests are leading to poor tree growth, increased fire danger and increases in threads to overall forest health from insects and disease. Additionally, the proper management of these same forests has the ability to create positive impacts…

WLA joins key groups calling on Trump to prioritize Western water needs

On March 16, Western Landowners Alliance joined a group of agricultural water users and conservationists in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump encouraging him to include in his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress robust support for programs that fund innovative water management solutions in the Colorado River Basin and across the West.…

WLA in the News

Below are a couple of recent WLA news hits: The Senate just voted to overturn another environmental rule — sending it to Trump’s desk – Washington Post Allison: Opportunities abound for Western lands – Casper Star Tribune

Forestry at the Public/Private Interface – A WLA Webinar & Discussion

Thursday, March 9 at 10 AM MST With over 100 million acres of Western forests located on private lands, landowners and managers throughout the West have a significant role to play in fostering sustainable management practices that ensure healthy, productive landscapes. On March 9th, the Western Landowners Alliance will host a panel of forestry experts…

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