WESTERN LANDOWNERS ALLIANCE

USDA partners with Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem landowners to conserve wildlife habitat 

May 23, 2022

Wyoming landowners in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have long allowed wildlife to migrate through their private lands, and now, a new partnership will financially compensate them. The United States Department…

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WLA’s statement on New Mexico Supreme Court ruling in stream certification case

March 1, 2022

On March 1st, The New Mexico Supreme Court held that the state’s stream certification rule is unconstitutional. The rule was intended to provide clarification for both landowners, the public and…

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NM Supreme Court throws out stream certification rule

March 1, 2022

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed that a Game Commission rule that allows landowners to restrict access to water that flowed through private property is unconstitutional. The ruling…

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Conservation funding essential for state’s well-being

February 14, 2022

Opinion: It is absolutely critical to New Mexico’s future that significant conservation funding cross the finish line this legislative session. Intensive use has impacted the land’s capacity to support the…

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Advisory group discuss wolf compensation for livestock depredation in Colorado

January 28, 2022

The Colorado Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) developing recommendations for Colorado Parks & Wildlife on plans to restore and manage gray wolves in the state spent time hashing over alternative plans…

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

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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Another Game Commission member gone amid stream access fight

January 12, 2022

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has dismissed another member of a state panel that oversees wildlife conservation and hunting and fishing regulations as a dispute percolates over public access…

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Documentary focuses on biologists’ effort to save San Juan cutthroat trout following 416 Fire

January 9, 2022

A new documentary, “The Fish & the Flame,” highlights the successful recovery of the San Juan cutthroat trout in the wake of Durango’s 416 Fire of 2018. The 14-minute film…

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“The Fish & the Flame” tells the story of rescuing cutthroat trout during the 416 Fire

January 8, 2022

Newly discovered San Juan cutthroat trout were saved during the 416 Fire in Durango. “The Fish & the Flame,” a new documentary film, tells the story of a Colorado Parks…

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Fish and the Flame

January 8, 2022

The successful recovery of the San Juan cutthroat trout in the face of Durango’s 416 Fire of 2018 is the subject of a new documentary film produced by Days Edge Productions and…

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NRCS designs grant for Blackfoot Challenge grizzly conflict reduction

November 10, 2021

Ranchers can use electric fences to keep grizzly bears and other carnivores out of calving areas and barnyards. Sounds like a win-win situation, except electric fencing can be pricey and…

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Ranchers, USDA, other agencies gathering to discuss working lands, carnivores and conflict

November 2, 2021

Beyond Conflict online conference will focus on how to respond to increasing carnivore pressure in ways that keep ranches whole so they can continue to provide vital habitat.

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