Western Landowners Alliance
The Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) is a network of landowners and managers across western North American range country who envision a future in which private and leased public lands in the West are healthy & resilient to environmental and developmental stressors, provide habitat and safe passage for wildlife, and provide for prosperous rural business and critical ecological services. WLA is led by landowners, large and small, and is advised by conservation science and natural resource practitioners.
We are inclusive of other regional land partnerships, collaborative conservation groups and land trusts. WLA seeks to promote solid working relationships across the fences with other private, state, federal and tribal land managers.
WLA members steward acreages large and small; we are newcomers and multigenerational stewards; agricultural producers and guest service providers; and we all share a passion for the health of our lands and the wildlife that roam on them.
Private lands encompass the richest biodiversity, per acre, found across the western landscape. Working lands are equally critical for sustaining prosperous rural businesses and long-term economic vitality. The WLA recognizes the private landowner as critical for the long-term and sustained management of these landscapes and the communities that depend on them.
The Western Landowners Alliance represents landowners and managers from Sonora, Mexico to Alberta, Canada throughout the Intermountain West, banded together in dedication to assuring the land is whole, healthy, productive, and maintains a place for their families to prosper.