Another side of the controversy over stream access

June 17, 2021

In a recent editorial, The New Mexican declared rivers and streams belong to the public, but this simplistic declaration masks a crucially important story that is not being told (“Rivers, streams belong…

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CPW announces membership on wolf reintroduction advisory panels

June 6, 2021

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced representatives of the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) and the Technical Working Group (TWG), which will help guide CPW staff and the Commission through the…

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Does Biden’s ’30×30′ plan trade science for popularity?

June 2, 2021

(Subscription) Some proponents of a concerted push to protect large swaths of natural spaces across the country are raising concerns that the Biden administration’s new conservation proposal is too timid,…

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30×30 Plan: Panelists Discuss Conservation Policy for Western States

May 21, 2021

The Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) hosted a panel of landowners and land managers to share their perspective on the Biden administration’s 30×30 Plan. While the policy has not been completed,…

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As the West Faces a Drought Emergency, Some Ranchers are Restoring Grasslands to Build Water Reserves

May 17, 2021

In the face of ongoing drought, western ranchers are restoring diverse, grassland ecosystem practices that can improve the land’s capacity to hold water—and help them hold onto more cattle. Will…

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Westerners react to ‘America the Beautiful’ 30×30 conservation plan

May 15, 2021

Despite being called a “federal land grab” by at least one legislator on the far right, landowners from across the West gathered with leaders in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

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Biden 30×30 plan emphasizes landowners’ key role in conservation’s future

May 6, 2021

The Biden administration today released a long-anticipated report detailing their proposal to conserve 30 percent of US lands and waters by 2030 (known as 30×30). While the initiative has generated…

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Future of the grizzly: Debate over Montana grizzly bear management carries on

April 30, 2021

While the debate over the Federal Designation of the Grizzly bear as an endangered species continues on Trina Jo Bradley, WLA member and executive director of the Rocky Mountain Front…

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Saving the West’s open spaces comes at a cost. A Colorado county may have a model for the nation’s conservation efforts.

March 21, 2021

How can we keep working lands open and providing all the ecosystem services and landscape values we care about? Chaffee County’s Community Conservation Connection program, implemented by the Central Colorado…

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30 by 30 could be big win for wildlife, if hunters, anglers, farmers, tribes have a say

February 18, 2021

The president’s executive order is short on details, but sportsmen’s groups are pushing for it to create more wildlife habitat, and hunting and fishing opportunities. WLA’s policy director Zach Bodhane…

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Could Biden use private land to reach 30×30 goals?

February 17, 2021

The idea isn’t simply to buy up private property or establish traditional easements. Instead, groups like the Western Landowners Alliance, which represents 15 million acres across the western United States…

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Western landowners respond to Biden climate and conservation executive actions

January 27, 2021

The Biden administration’s announcement today of a package of executive actions on climate and conservation includes several elements that the Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) has insisted are critical to making…

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