Lesli Allison is the executive director of the Western Landowners Alliance. Created by landowners in 2011 to improve dialogue and increase the ecological health and economic vitality of working lands. WLA’s mission is to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species. WLA members steward approximately 14 million acres of deeded and leased public land in the American West. Through policy reform and on-the-ground stewardship, they are working to protect land and wildlife, restore watershed health, maintain wildlife corridors, promote economically vibrant rural communities, and to keep working lands working.