Public Policy for Conservation

The most biologically diverse and ecologically important lands in the west are largely in private hands. The public benefits of conscientious, well-informed management on private lands include clean water, food production, wildlife habitat, soil health and carbon sequestration, jobs and strong economies. Nevertheless, the voice of conservation-oriented private landowners is noticeably absent from many public policy forums at all levels of government. The Chama Peak Land Alliance works at the state and local level to fill this void.

We also work closely with the Western Landowners Alliance, a westwide land alliance that works primarily on policy issues that are very relevant to landowners in the Chama Peak Land Alliance.