fbpx Skip to content

How Conservationists Could Have Prevented the Oregon Standoff

Share

TIME.COM, Feb. 4, 2016 – Conservationists and landowners must work together.
It didn’t have to happen. One dead, eight in jail, hundreds of thousands of dollars gone to waste—and the root of the problem in Oregon, and indeed the entire West, has not been addressed. The standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was a consequence of the recent history of environmental lawsuits. Rather than setting up adversarial relationships by punishing landowners, we must engage them and establish incentives for their good stewardship of the land.

Read the full post here.

Dr. Edward M. Warner is the author of Running with Rhinos

Rangeland monitoring – why to monitor and resources to get you started

The value of monitoring land attributes are generally known among land stewards. The greatest value is in gaining an understanding of the soils, plants and animals you manage, documenting that information and then using that information to guide future decisions.

We’re in this together

At Western Landowners Alliance, we respect land as a living community that includes both people and wildlife. Today, the movement for racial justice underscores more than ever that we are one people on a finite planet. Our care for one another and our care for the land go hand in hand. The impulses that lead people to abuse others are the same impulses that lead to abuse of land and natural resources. Yet we also have the capacity to create systems, cultures and relationships that curtail injustice, generate healing and bring forward the better aspects of our nature. There has never been a more important time to do so.

Join WLA to stay up to date on the most important news and policy for land stewards.

Become a member for free today and we will send you the news and policy developments critical to the economic and ecological health of working lands.

WLA works on behalf of landowners and practitioners throughout the West. We will never share your contact information with anyone.

©2019 Western Landowners Alliance • PO BOX 6278, Santa Fe, NM 87502 • 505.466.1495 • Privacy Policy

Scroll To Top