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Lesli Allison

Executive Director

Santa Fe, NM

Lesli is a founding member and executive director of the Western Landowners Alliance. She was also a founding member of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. For the past three decades, Lesli has worked extensively with private landowners and multiple stakeholders to advance conservation, sustain working lands and support rural communities.

Prior to Western Landowners Alliance, Lesli managed a large ranch the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado. During her 16-year tenure, she implemented progressive conservation management through award-winning programs in restoration forestry, prescribed fire, grazing, stream restoration, hunting and wildlife management, and scientific research and monitoring. Lesli holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.

Stories by Lesli Allison

Western Landowners in Action – June 2018

June 21, 2018

Good News! Priorities for Western landowners Advance in the Farm Bill On June 13, 2018 the US Senate Agriculture Committee advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill (The Agriculture…

Remember key role of private ranches, farms

October 3, 2016

In an op-ed in the Casper Star Tribune, WLA’s Executive Director Lesli Allison emphasizes the important role privately owned working ranches and farms play in sustaining wildlife and other resource…

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