New audio documentary investigates history, challenges and future of sharing Western landscapes with wolves

December 6, 2022

By most metrics, wolf recovery in the lower 48 is a conservation success story. But not everyone sees it that way. The first season of a new podcast from Montana State…

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Data lacking but wolves likely already in Crook County

September 21, 2022

The prevailing belief among local livestock producers and Crook County Wolf Committee leadership is that wolves are likely in the area. But due to a lack of data, which is…

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Does this fisherman have the right to be in this billionaire’s backyard?

September 14, 2022

In 2018, Hill, 81, a retired nuclear weapons scientist, filed a lawsuit asking the state to clarify its notoriously muddy stream-access laws vis-à-vis one of his favorite trout fishing grounds. To the…

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How many wolves should there be in Colorado?

August 19, 2022

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department has roughly 18 months to reintroduce gray wolves on lands west of the Continental Divide. As the agency puts together a reintroduction plan, the…

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Oregon gets funds to help producers deal with wolves

August 18, 2022

A federal grant will soon be available to help farmers and ranchers combat wolves in Oregon. $100,000 will be spent by the USDA to help solve the problem in non-lethal…

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“I’d Have to Bury You Out Here.” The New Mexico Stream Access Battle Is Far From Over

August 14, 2022

The Western Landowners Alliance sees things differently. The alliance’s mission is to sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species, and executive director Lesli Allison says this argument is misguided.…

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Livestock producers asked to petition for cost-share programs to reduce risks of predator damage

August 1, 2022

U.S. Department of Agriculture leadership has asked the Western Landowners Alliance to demonstrate demand from producers for cost-share programs for landowner-implemented conflict prevention, including fencing, range riding and carcass management,…

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CPW Commission hears SAG draft, public comment on wolves

July 29, 2022

The Stakeholders Advisory Group delivered their draft report and recognize that wolves have both positive and negative impacts and will be allowed to remain where they are if they’re not…

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Federal grant will help ranchers develop non-lethal wolf deterrents

July 28, 2022

The USDA has awarded a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit Western Landowners Alliance to test new non-lethal tools ranchers can use to protect their livestock from wolves. Funding comes from the…

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Cattle Calling: Modern Ranching in Arizona

June 30, 2022

Micaela McGibbon, who grew up on her family’s 55,000-acre King’s Anvil Ranch west of Tucson — a spread founded by her great grandfather, Manuel King, in 1895 — has been…

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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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