This week’s guest is Lesli Allison, founding member and executive director of Western Landowners Alliance. WLA seeks to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands in the West. Many of the most contentious and consequential issues here in Montana are right in the wheelhouse of this important organization.
In this conversation Lesli says that if farms and ranches go out of business, we all lose. She points out that a big economic question we have to ask is whether landowners are going to be helped or hurt by outdoor recreation. Justin asks how WLA has addressed issues like housing policy or concerns about new people moving into Montana, and Lesli says the best thing to do is to build meaningful relationships and not take adversarial positions.
Learn more about WLA here: westernlandowners.org/
Length of Episode
28 minutes, 51 seconds
Digital File Format
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Angle, Justin W., "Lesli Allison of Western Landowners Alliance" (2022). A New Angle Podcasts. 270.