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News from around Colorado – June 2019

News and opportunities for working lands in Colorado Highlights SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) % of Normal Our river basins are seeing record amounts of water in the snow pack.  The SWE map is updated daily and provides a visual estimate of the amount of water left in the snowpack. The SWE percent of…

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Video courtesy of Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Are you familiar with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program? It’s a great opportunity providing technical and financial support for private landowners interested in habitat restoration. Check it out! The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a voluntary habitat restoration program administered by the…

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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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Western Digest – May 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  Working Lands Economics Securing Your Legacy on the Land Part 2: What defines “family governance”? How does one effectively integrate family members into its governing structure? What are some governance issues one encounters when creating and administering trusts? In this second of a five-part Q&A, Howard…

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May 2019: Western Landowners Alliance visits Washington D.C.

Last week, several of our members and staff had the opportunity to visit with Congressional staff, federal agencies and national partners in Washington, D.C. This trip was an opportunity to bring the voice of western landowners to the Capital: your stories and experiences are compelling and it is important that lawmakers and agencies hear your…

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Profiles in Land and Management – Lonetree Ranch

By guest contributor Kevin Alexander Watt, TomKat Ranch Over the last year, TomKat Ranch has traveled around the American West to gather and share the stories of private ranchers and public land managers who have realized economic and ecological benefits from using regenerative practices. These stories are meant to highlight the diverse real-life experiences of…

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Western Digest – April 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  As April comes to a close and spring is in full force, we are enjoying warm weather, flowing rivers and irrigation ditches, and longer days out on the land. Articles in this issue range from a new market planned to pay farmers for soil carbon to…

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USDA Conservation Stewardship Program: Applications accepted through May 10

  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) through May 10, 2019. The CSP is a working lands program that helps landowners sustain and build upon conservation efforts while also improving their business operations. This occurs through support to landowners to implement advanced, comprehensive practices across…

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WLA launches initiative to reduce conflict with wildlife

With grizzly bear, wolf and elk populations on the rise in the northern Rockies, ranchers, farmers and conservationists alike are seeking ways to reduce losses of livestock, crops and wildlife. With support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, WLA has launched a new landowner-led initiative to help tackle this challenge. The initiative is intended…

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