Agriculture

Case Study: Lonetree Ranch

By guest contributor Kevin Alexander Watt, TomKat Ranch. Over the summer I had the chance to visit Lonetree Ranch in Wyoming and talk with Marissa Taylor about her family’s ranching operation. Marissa’s name had come up repeatedly while planning this series on regenerative ranches, especially from participants of the Western Landowners Alliance’s Women in Ranching…

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Securing Your Legacy on the Land

Succession Planning Q&A – Part 1 of 5, with guest contributor Howard Weiss, US Trust. This is the first in a series of question and answer sessions focused on succession planning between Western Landowners Alliance and Howard Weiss of US Trust. If you have additional questions around succession planning that you would like to see answered…

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2014 Farm Bill Expires: what does it mean and what’s next?

After more than a year of work by those most interested in passing an on-time Farm Bill – farmers, ranchers and advocacy groups interested in sustainable agriculture, conservation and forestry – the 2014 Farm Bill expired at midnight on September 30, 2018.  The expiration marks the second time in a row that the Farm Bill…

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Case Study: Flying Diamond Ranch

By guest contributor Kevin Alexander Watt, TomKat Ranch. This year, TomKat Ranch began a project to gather and share the stories of ranchers around the country seeing economic benefits from regenerative practices. As part of this work, I visited Flying Diamond Ranch in Kit Carson, Colorado for a stewardship tour hosted by the Western Landowners…

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Elk Ranch Tour: A WLA Stewardship in Action Event

Would you like to learn about management of the largest undeveloped parcel of land between New Mexico and Wyoming on the Colorado Front Range? Are you interested in how conservation easements, forest management, hunting, leasing for cattle grazing and guest services can work together to create a sustainable business and improve land health? Join Us! We have…

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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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Toward a Healthy and Productive West — A Broad New Alliance Emerges

Greetings friends and colleagues, Western Landowners Alliance, Family Farm Alliance, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, and Partners for Conservation have come together with a set of messages to federal officials in Washington D.C.: In a letter signed by more than 130 diverse organizations and ranches, we have identified and agreed on common-sense principles that are…

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