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By Kenyon Fields | | , ,
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.
By Louis Wertz | | ,
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…
By Patricia Dowd | | , , ,
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!
By Chia Thrane | | ,
I cooked up some eggs with curly dock this morning. I wanted to share why I’m feeling grateful this spring for the plant, also called yellow dock or Rumex crispus, that many consider it a weed. It is such a welcome fresh green to break up the anonymous kale, cabbage and bagged spinach of winter, that I think it is worth celebrating.
By Kelsey Molloy | | , ,
It takes practice to get good at bird identification, but it’s never too late to start! The COVID-19 induced pause plus the start of spring creates the perfect opportunity to get into birding. Even if you can’t go anywhere that’s ok – there are birds right out your window. Here are some resources to help you learn!
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.
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.
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