Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.
by Emily Guerin,
May 08, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management rewrote a scientific report
critical of its new grazing rules, and two veteran scientists have
quit the agency in protest
by Tony Davis,
Jul 25, 2005
Four families cooperate on conservation easements in order to save a huge ranch in Colorado from development.
by Kerry Brophy Lloyd,
Mar 13, 2012
The revised edition of Peter Decker’s Old Fences,
New Neighbors examines the changes that population growth has
brought to remote Ouray County in western Colorado
by Steve Weinberg,
Jun 12, 2006
In Montana, the American Prairie Foundation and the World
Wildlife Fund are working together to create a genuinely wild bison
herd, one free of cattle genes
by Frances Backhouse,
May 01, 2006
The Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to idle highly erodible cropland, is facing budget cuts and other challenges.
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
Sep 20, 2011
William Kittredge brings together new and selected essays
about life in the West in The Next Rodeo.
by Claire Dederer,
Oct 29, 2007
Paul Larmer interviews longtime activist Andy Kerr, director of the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign, about grazing buyouts and the future of public-lands ranching
by Paul Larmer,
Apr 04, 2005
Some ranchers in western Kansas are using a deadly biocide called Rozol to kill endangered species like the black-footed ferret.
by Ted Williams,
Jan 21, 2010
In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.
by Andrea Appleton,
Aug 03, 2009