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On Land - The Voice of Stewardship in the American West

Wise stewardship of our lands and natural resources is the fundamental challenge of our time. If we are to recover the American West to health and abundance, we need a new story about our relationship to land, rooted in an ethic of stewardship. On Land brings forth that story clearly and beautifully, in the voices of the people who are living it, at the leading edge of a future that puts people and nature together again for the benefit of both.

Western Landowners Alliance provides a direct voice for landowners on policy matters, shares information among peers across our West-wide network, and tells the extraordinary stories of working land stewardship.

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Landowners & the Endangered Species Act

PUBLICATIONS

Written specifically for landowners on topics ranging from the endangered species act to private aspen management and energy planning to water rights.

FILMS

Insights and inspiration from progressive landowners around the West.

Toward a Healthy and Productive West

MEDIA

Delivering landowner perspectives and improving public dialogue on land and natural resource management.

What's New On Land - Our Blog

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…

Springing from farm to wild and back again

This May marks my 5th anniversary of walking first irrigation water down this land. Today is the first year I’ve truly heard the spring call of a pair of sandhill…

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.

Landowners: apply to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands

The CRP Grasslands is a federally funded program managed by the FSA. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, changes were made to the program that can benefit western landowners, ranchers and producers who manage their land in a way that complements and conserves wildlife and wildlife habitat. The deadline to apply for 2020 is May 15th!

Photo Galleries

Moore Land and Cattle Album

Moore Land & Cattle Co

Over 40 ranchers from New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and beyond gather on Greg Moore’s ranch in northern New Mexico to explore ranch management that benefits wildlife, the bottom line, and the local community.

CO State Land Album

Colorado State Land Stewardship Tour 2017

Ranchers, state and federal agency personnel, nonprofit groups and other practitioners gather on Colorado State Land to learn about high altitude forest management that maximizes forest health while also taking ranching, recreation and other uses into account.

Leadership from the Land

Founded, led and inspired by landowners and practitioners working to create a better West.

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VOICE

Bringing landowner perspectives and stories to bear on major issues shaping the West.

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STEWARDSHIP

WLA’s peer network and shared knowledge base is designed for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy.

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POLICY

Advancing pragmatic, common ground solutions that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.

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