Economics

Western Digest – March 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  Happy spring! Articles in this issue range from a new WLA publication focused conservation economics on western working lands to a closer look at the 2018 Farm Bill and from sustaining migration corridors to a Colorado River deal to harnessing technology to improve conservation effectiveness. Enjoy! This…

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Western Digest – February 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  As a snowy and cold February comes to a close, we look with hope to the upcoming green of spring – a season of renewal, calving, mending fences, seeding, warm ski days and more. Articles in this issue range from economic savings through low-stress handling to…

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Western Digest – January 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  Happy New Year! We hope that the beginning of 2019 brings you high snowpack, warmth and winter rest. Articles in this issue range from a look at ranching in the future to female ranchers reclaiming the West and from wildfire mitigation to cooperative conservation to a…

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Western Digest – December 2018

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  Happy holidays and warm wishes this winter from all of us at WLA! Articles in this issue range from new profitability mapping research to a global massive insect decline and from using marginal cropland to improve water quality to the 2018 Farm Bill and hiring for…

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Conservation Finance Series – Final Thoughts

Conservation Finance Series—Part Eight of Eight By Jane Rice, WRA, Inc. and Ben Guillon, Conservation Investment Management This post concludes our conservation finance series, which has provided an overview of various ways landowners can get paid for implementing stewardship practices on their land. The series covered approaches ranging from conservation easements to carbon crediting and…

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Western Digest – November 2018

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  As winter approaches and we bundle up and turn in to be with family and friends, I write to you with a heart full of gratitude for the work that you do to steward our Western landscapes. Articles in this issue range from a Q&A with…

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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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Western Digest – October 2018

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife  Whether you are harvesting, shipping, hunting, hiking or otherwise, we hope that the cool fall weather finds you well and with time to be out on the land. Articles in this issue range from water rights for restoration to keeping rangelands greener and from the economic…

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Case Study: Elk Glade Ranch

By guest contributor Kevin Alexander Watt, TomKat Ranch. In June, I visited Elk Glade Ranch near Colorado Springs, Colorado during a stewardship tour hosted by the Western Landowners Alliance. Elk Glade Ranch is owned and operated by the Johnson and Hammond families and is a remarkably diverse landscape and operation. The ranch is a beautiful,…

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