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

By Lesli Allison | January 12, 2022

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…

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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.

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.

Herding to reduce depredation

Hilary and Andrew Anderson manage cattle and range using a combination of progressive range management practices, electric fencing, low-stress range riding and herding in southeast Montana. By the mid-2000s, they…

In Honor of Dr. Michael Soulé

It is largely because of Dr. Michael Soulé that we now plan nature management around the concept of connectivity. The “father of conservation biology” passed on June 17th at the age of 84. He was also one of the conceptual founding fathers of Western Landowners Alliance.

WLA teams with Quivira, NM State Lands to offer drought resources webinars

Agricultural producers have a lot to consider in regards to drought. That’s why WLA is teaming up with the New Mexico State Lands Office and the Quivira Coalition, through the…

The Importance of Family

The importance of family, of daughters and sisters and brothers, and the parents who love them and support their knowledge and skill-building, runs throughout this story.

Profiles in Land Management – Elk Glade Ranch

This month we are thrilled to share our profile of Elk Glade Ranch near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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The Malpai Agenda for Grazing in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Bioregions

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