Historic Land & Water Conservation Proposal Welcomed by Broad Coalition of New Mexicans

By WLA | January 26, 2023

Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund would create NM’s first dedicated funding stream for land & water conservation Santa Fe, N.M. – January 26, 2023 – Today a broad coalition of New…

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New audio documentary investigates history, challenges and future of sharing Western landscapes with wolves

By most metrics, wolf recovery in the lower 48 is a conservation success story. But not everyone sees it that way. The first season of a new podcast from Montana…

Wyoming and USDA agree on innovative partnership to conserve wildlife

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed a memorandum of understanding that ratifies a partnership between the state of Wyoming and the…

WLA awarded Oregon Conservation Innovation Grant to develop conflict reduction tools

July 26, 2022 – The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon has awarded Western Landowners Alliance a Conservation Innovation grant to support their “Oregon landowner led strategies for non-lethal…

North Park meeting brings ranchers together to talk solutions, challenges, as wolves bear down

Walden, CO — Wolves have arrived in Colorado ahead of schedule and are now under federal management, and ranchers in Colorado are concerned about what that means for their businesses. …

The Importance of private working lands to Yellowstone in the twenty-first century

A transcript of A keynote address for the University of Wyoming’s 150th Anniversary of Yellowstone Symposium, held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming [DOWNLOAD AS PDF]…

Western landowners applaud USDA and Wyoming for launch of habitat lease partnership around Yellowstone

Cody, Wyoming – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership with the state of Wyoming to conserve habitat for big game migrations on private land surrounding…

Burger King, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Cargill Join Together to Help Conserve and Restore Grasslands and Wildlife Species Through Regenerative Agriculture Practices in the Southern Great Plains

Up to $5M in funding will be provided through the partnership which has the potential to sequester up to 360,000 metric tons of carbon per year — enough carbon to…

WLA’s statement on New Mexico Supreme Court’s ruling in stream certification case

Santa Fe, NM – Today the New Mexico Supreme Court held that the state’s stream certification rule is unconstitutional. The rule was intended to provide clarification for both landowners, the…

WLA’s statement on removal of Jeremy Vesbach from NM Game & Fish Commission

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham properly understands that agriculture, recreation and conservation are all important to New Mexico and that the rights and interests of diverse stakeholders…
fish and the flame film event

New film highlights how the future of conservation depends on collaboration with private, working lands

Santa Fe, NM – On Monday, January 10, 2022, Chama Peak Land Alliance and Western Landowners Alliance will convene the public, landowners, and legislators for a virtual film screening and…

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