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.

New program provides technical assistance and direct payments to woolgrowers Through the Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership program, woolgrowers in Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota have a new opportunity to access technical

More than $22 million in USDA funds are coming to help livestock producers across five Western states remain economically viable and steward habitat in predator rich environments, thanks to two

Sarah Wentzel-Fischer is a farmer, a writer, a connector, an advocate. Officially, she wears several hats. She is the Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, an organization focused on building

Documentary photographer Sally Thomson transports us to the people and places of the western range For a landscape so mired in drought and known for its dryness, the rangelands of the

Black-footed ferrets were once counted out. Their remarkable recovery now depends on creative collaboration between landowners and public wildlife managers. The rain finally let up, and the thunder quieted to a

After 15 years of serving the military’s growing needs for a combined science and access management tool, iSportsman is now available to private landowners to manage safe recreation access on

Martha Williams is the director of the United State Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act (along with NOAA’s fisheries division). She grew up

Survey of Colorado River Basin irrigators reveals challenges, pathways for agricultural water conservation  An in-depth survey of more than 1,000 farmers and ranchers in the Colorado River Basin has some startling

A new breed of water speculator is remaking the American West, and some really cool projects funded by LOR Foundation's Field Work program.

Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced major changes and new investments that recognize and support the vital role that working lands play in sustaining wildlife. The USDA is

The process of developing new rules for how the Colorado River works officially began last week, and tribes want a bigger role in determining those rules than they have ever

This week on the On Land Podcast I welcome veteran water reporter Luke Runyon. Luke covers the Colorado River Basin for public radio station KUNC. His podcast, Thirst Gap, digs