What landowners need to know about the farm bill and water
It has been a busy year at the Capitol. After much back-and-forth, two major pieces of legislation passed that will bring considerable new investments to Western working landscapes: the Inflation
The Great and Powerful Atlas
Can a set of maps avoid erasing people from the landscape? By the time you are reading this, thousands of individuals, nonprofits, industry associations, state and local governments and others will
The importance of private, working lands to Yellowstone in the twenty-first century
A keynote address for the University of Wyoming’s 150th Anniversary of Yellowstone Symposium, held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming By Robert Bonnie, Undersecretary of Agriculture
New Mexico’s wildfires stark reminder of need for long-term conservation funding
After three years of dedicated work to ensure that New Mexico invests more to conserve its lands, forests, watersheds, and wildlife, today we can celebrate. This year, the New Mexico
Any national maps of conservation need to come from local communities
Of all the components of the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful Initiative (which includes the Biden administration’s goal to conserve 30% of land and water by the year 2030),
30×30 and the recreation-conservation seesaw
Within the “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report, President Biden’s most detailed public plan to date on how to implement the 30x30 goal, are two inauspicious policy recommendations. One
What landowners need to know about Grassland CRP ahead of the August 20 deadline
The Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (Grassland CRP) has undergone some major changes since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that increase its applicability to owners of western rangeland. In
Deadline approaching for nominations to conservation district boards and local FSA committees
Recently, our stewardship coordinator Bre Owens had the pleasure of speaking with Wendell Gilgert about two under-appreciated, and time-sensitive, ways for landowners to become leaders of local land stewardship: Serving
What happened at 30×30 and Private Lands in the West
On May 13th, 2021, Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) hosted a live Zoom panel of landowners and land managers to share their perspectives on the Biden-Harris administration’s 30 by 30 initiative,
Reconnecting community to our lands and water
Even In today’s climate, we can find ways to live, work, and play together.
What would make 30 by 30 work for the West?
In this post we lay out a dozen ways in which the Biden administration could meaningfully recognize and support landowners and rural communities for their role in sustaining biodiversity.