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    Louis Wertz is editor-in-chief of On Land and communications director at the Western Landowners Alliance. He lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, with his wife and two young children.

    This is a simple recipe that is spreading from community to community in the Northern Rockies, just ahead of growing grizzly bear populations. It’s called carcass composting, and it’s another

    As COVID-19 crashed the meatpacking industry in the summer of 2020, many cattle ranchers stuck with animals searched desperately for ways to get their beef to hungry Americans. Meanwhile, hungry

    US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Disaster ReliefThe USDA provides a web-based disaster assistance discovery tool ( to help producers initially determine which disaster relief programs may fit their circumstances. If

    This month, Montana’s state legislature will consider giving the state Livestock Loss Board the authority to include a multiplier in their formula for compensation. Colorado agency leaders are also beginning

    Scientists predict water stress in the West will increase dramatically in the coming decades, as climate change increase evaporation rates, shifts rainfall patterns, and impacts snowpacks in complex ways. A 2019

    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

    Western Landowners Alliance issues 1000-day roadmap for Biden Administration on climate and conservationThe Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) has publicly released “Redefining Conservation for the 21st Century”, our policy roadmap for

    Brucellosis is a highly infectious bacterial disease that most Americans are fortunate to have never heard of. To keep it that way, we need ranchers like Mick McCarty, who are

    There is a new government program called the Paycheck Protection Program that is meant to help businesses keep employees on staff during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Alexis Bonogofsky

    Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production on their land. CSP also encourages

    The Waterton Biosphere Reserve’s (WBR’s) Carnivores and Communities program operates in four municipalities, two of which are within the boundaries of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve in Canada. The program focuses

    Sieben Live Stock Company is a family owned and operated ranch in north central Montana which raises cattle and sheep. The Hibbard family believes proper grazing techniques can improve overall