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The Ranchlands Podcast #32

Lesli Allison

"People are, we're here, we're part of the system. We're another animal in the landscape. And we actually can do good things for the landscape, right? And just like bees and beavers and things like that, pollinators can enhance and enrich biodiversity and ecological productivity. Actually, people can too. And it ends up being more about how do we do a better job being in relationship with nature, rather than always trying to keep ourselves apart from nature."

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Lesli is a founding member and chief executive of the Western Landowners Alliance. She was also a founding member of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. For the past three decades, Lesli has worked extensively with private landowners and multiple stakeholders to advance conservation, sustain working lands and support rural communities.

Prior to Western Landowners Alliance, Lesli managed a large ranch the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado. During her 16-year tenure, she implemented progressive conservation management through award-winning programs in restoration forestry, prescribed fire, grazing, stream restoration, hunting and wildlife management, and scientific research and monitoring. Lesli holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.

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