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.

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Lesli Allison
Executive Director
3 Caliente Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87508
Phone: (505) 466-1495


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

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Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide


This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife. The knowledge and insight offered here have not been lightly earned. Each of the contributors brings a wealth of real-world and often hard-won experience in ranching and wildlife management. Some ride daily among grizzlies. Others spend nights on the range among wolves. Out of necessity and interest, they are innovators and close observers of wildlife, livestock and people. They know first-hand the difference between what looks good on paper and what works on the ground.

The resources and best management practices in the guide have also been developed and informed by dedicated researchers, wildlife agencies and nonprofit organizations, a number of which are referenced in this guide. From the landowner perspective, these groups deserve great credit and credibility for seeking out solutions that work for both people and wildlife.

This guide will be successful if the knowledge and perspectives it contains help reduce conflict and prevent losses of both livestock and wildlife. We hope also that it will open new ways of thinking and of relating to land, wildlife and one another.