Speaking from Experience: Landowners & the Endangered Species Act
A must-read for landowners, this informative guide on the Endangered Species Act provides essential information on the law itself, changes currently being proposed and perspectives from experienced landowners.
Whole and healthy working lands are critical to survival of native species
As landowners, we care deeply about wildlife and recognize the importance of species diversity to our ecosystems and to our own well being. We also understand at a pragmatic level both the benefits and challenges of co-existing with wildlife in our working landscapes. Up to 80% of wildlife species depend on private land for survival. Our families and communities also depend on the food, fiber, energy and recreation we produce on this land. As more land is developed, the pressures on our remaining open lands are intensifying. We need policies that provide the flexibility and economic support that enable landowners to meet the needs of both people and wildlife.
WLA is leading the charge on those policies, including our critical Habitat Lease effort, which would pay land stewards for the wildlife habitat they provide, while allowing those working lands to continue sustainably producing other goods and services our country depends on.
Sign up to support policies that promote private wildlife stewardship
Two-thirds of federally listed species have at least some habitat on private land, and some species have most of their remaining habitat on private land. Support landowners who are voluntarily helping to conserve and restore species. Join the Western Landowners Alliance today.
WLA Action to support Wildlife on Working Lands
- Comments to the Western Governors’ Association
- Sportsmen’s Priorities for Conservation and Access in the 2018 Farm Bill
- With right incentives, ranchers want to help sage grouse
- Letter to Federal Agencies on funding for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to continue greater sage grouse recovery
- Letter to the Western Governors Association and the US Department of the Interior on Greater Sage Grouse Recovery