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

By WLA | June 21, 2022

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. …

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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…

Farmers, ranchers, landowners, guides and sportsmen form coalition to defend New Mexico’s private lands elk hunting program

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico’s Elk Private Lands Use System (EPLUS) is vital for working lands and for wildlife. The program makes key contributions to rural economies and a…

Western Landowners Statement on Build Back Better Act

In response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and ongoing deliberations of the conservation and forestry provisions of the Build Back Better Act, Western Landowners Alliance…

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.

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The Malpai Agenda for Grazing in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Bioregions

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