Episode 34: Kenyon Fields – Western Landowners Alliance
About Kenyon Fields
Kenyon Fields is one of the main founders of the Western Landowners Alliance. His background is in conservation biology and landscape scale conservation planning. It is this background that led him to convene the first meetings of what later became the WLA, as he and fellow conservation biologists realized the critical role that landowners can play in keeping the West whole.
Western Landowners Alliance brings together science, policy, human needs, to produce a shared vision of private landowners working collectively to conserve the rich natural values of the West while sustaining their businesses and communities.
Kenyon worked for many years in Alaska for the U.S. Forest Service, an Alaska Native organization, and as executive director of Sitka Conservation Society.
Kenyon helps his wife Mary manage Mountain Island ranch in Utah and Colorado.
We start today talking about Mountain Island Ranch, set in a picture-perfect landscape, with much needed visuals!
- The role private lands play in providing crucial habitat for threatened and endangered species
- Conservation easements: What are they and how do they work?
- Conservation ranching
- Doing right by the land (and ourselves) regardless of what the future brings.
- Check out Kenyon’s photography of the ranch and its many critters!
- Visit Western Landowners Alliance
- Learn more about some of the members of WLA on the Western Landowners Alliance YouTube channel.
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.