Lesli Allison is a founding member of the Western Landowners Alliance. She is also a founding member and most recently executive director of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. Through both organizations, Lesli has worked extensively with private landowners and multiple stakeholders to advance conservation, sustain working lands and support rural communities.
Prior to her work with these organizations, Lesli managed a large ranch the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado. During her 16-year tenure, Lesli 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. In 2014, Lesli received the honorable Petchesky award from the New Mexico Land Conservancy because of her extensive work with private landowners and managers to advance conservation, sustain working lands and support rural communities. Lesli holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.