Members throw their weight into the most important work in the West
WLA was founded by owners and managers of private lands who love the West and want to do all we can to save it. Members join their voice with our coalition of ranchers, farmers, foresters and wildlife stewards to ensure working lands remain whole, healthy and able to support both people and wildlife.
Provide a seat at the table
We bring diverse stakeholders together to find common sense, common ground solutions to the many challenges we face in the West today. This includes ensuring that working lands support quality livelihoods and human communities while also delivering the many values we all care about, from wildlife habitat to clean water.
Promote private stewardship
For long term success, it is vital that contributions and perspectives from the private landscape be communicated and understood both broadly within society and by special interest groups. This story needs to be told through the media, films, and publications. Landscape-scale conservation cannot be achieved without private lands.
Support a community of practice
WLA convenes its members to share knowledge and best practices that support on-the-ground stewardship. These include ranch tours, meetings and conferences across the West. Each month we also provide a widely-read Western Digest of the most relevant land management resources, issues, and events.