Wetland and Stream Mitigation Banking

Conservation Finance Series—Part Two of Nine How does mitigation banking work? Under the federal Clean Water Act and certain state regulations, streams and wetlands are protected resources and cannot be filled or dredged without a permit delivered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and some state agencies. President G. W. Bush pushed to ensure…

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Western Digest – March 2018

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  With spring fresh in the air and the anticipation of new grass in the pasture and new projects on the ground, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our re-formatted monthly member update. Those of you who loved our “Water Weekly” and “Wildlife Update,” fear…

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Introduction to Conservation Finance

Conservation Finance Series—Part One of Nine Landowners can be paid for improving soil health, water quality and wildlife diversity while maintaining agricultural and ranching operations on their land. This is the exact premise of conservation finance. A variety of approaches, including conservation easements, wetland mitigation banking, grassland carbon sequestration and watershed investment funds, pay landowners…

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WLA to partner with WRA, Inc. on Conservation Finance Blog Series!

Did you know? Landowners can receive substantial payments for improving the health, water quality, and natural resource habitat of their land through conservation finance opportunities. However, there is a lack of readily available tools and information that landowners can use to assess these options. Recognizing this need, Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) and WRA, Inc. have…

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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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WLA Debuting Latest Film in Santa Fe – January 25th

WLA is very pleased to be working with Taos, New Mexico film-maker Pablo Irlando-Wildman on our latest film: “Water is Life.” Based in Taos, New Mexico and focused specifically on the Rio Fernando, this film begins up high in the Taos watershed and follows the water down from the mountains, into the Rio Fernando and…

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