Keeping working lands whole & healthy across the West depends on reliable support from people like you.

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Join The Headwaters!

By joining the Western Landowners Alliance community of monthly recurring donors, you magnify your impact on the future of the West you cherish.

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What We Do For Our Members

Creating economic and policy solutions
As primary stakeholders with deep personal and financial ties to the land, we ensure that landowners have a direct voice in the policy matters that impact us.

Thriving ranches and thriving wildlife
The Working Wild Challenge is a landowner-led effort that recognizes and addresses the challenge of ranching with wildlife. Our efforts lead to more resilient ranches, and ultimately, better-connected landscapes.

Working lands are rich in biodiversity, and are typically where the majority of fresh water is found. Working lands are also equally critical for sustaining prosperous rural businesses and long-term economic vitality. We support stewardship of this land by providing the resources and information needed to make sound management decisions.

Water advocacy
Landowners need a voice in water management decision-making. WLA provides that voice with the potential to make a significant and positive difference in outcomes for both landowners and the underlying watersheds.

Publications and resources
WLA produces and maintains a library of informative and insightful publications on topics affecting western landowners including agriculture, economics, energy, forest and range, policy, stewardship, water, and wildlife. Members also receive a subscription to our award-winning magazine, On Land.

Events and job boards
WLA holds frequent events and meetings for landowners throughout the West and maintains a comprehensive job board for those looking to hire or or work western ranches.


Using the donation processor above, you will have the choice to select either ACH or credit card. We recommend using ACH (bank to bank) transfers, since there are no processing fees. This allows your donation to go farther! Of course, if you prefer to pay with a credit card, please do so within the module above.

You are also welcome to give by check, with “The Headwaters” in the memo line. Mail to Western Landowners Alliance, P.O. Box 27798, Denver, CO 80227.

Your recurring monthly gift will provide us with critical general operating funds.  Your generosity is the “headwaters” of Western Landowners Alliance, providing WLA with day-to-day stability and sustainability.

Certainly! Simply reach out to WLA’s Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Dani Howlett at and she will be happy to help you adjust your recurring giving amount.

 Life changes and we completely understand. We are grateful for every month you choose to  partner with us. Simply reach out to Dani Howlett, Membership and Outreach Coordinator at to cancel your recurring gift.

  • All new members receive a special note with a small gift from us here at WLA.
  • The Headwaters members receive a special 15% discount on Western Landowners Alliance merchandise.    
  • More benefits, including events and online conversations, coming soon!

Still have questions? Call, text or email Jan Miller, Director of Development at 585-749-3570 or

Members throw their weight into the most important work in the West

Private ranches, farms and forest properties are an important economic and cultural mainstay for Western rural communities. These working lands provide jobs and a high quality way of life.

They also provide valuable open space, protect crucial habitat and wildlife corridors, harbor the majority of imperiled species and control much of the water, including headwaters critical for healthy watersheds and down-stream users. But we live in a time where they are also under extreme pressure.

Western Landowners Alliance has developed a structured way for working land innovators to protect the intrinsic value of these lands, connect, and share and advocate in ways that protect the land and our way of life - both now and for the


“Landowners that prioritize the long-term care of the natural resources they steward should rejoice that the Western Landowners Alliance exists and is out there fighting for them.”

James Rogers

Northway Ranch Services
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Join with other like-minded people
Find common sense, common ground solutions to the many challenges we face in the West today, including ensuring that working lands support quality livelihoods and human communities while also delivering the values we all care about, like wildlife habitat and clean water.

Flaming Gorge in summer in Utah National Park with many cows grazing on grass herd near ranch

Promote private stewardship
It's critical that contributions and perspectives from private landowners be communicated and understood both broadly within society and by special interest groups. We tell these stories through media, films, and publications.


Support an active community
WLA helps members share knowledge and best practices that support stewardship including ranch tours, meetings and conference across the West. We also produce Western Digest - a monthly collection of the most relevant land management resources, issues, and events.

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