Special issue: An alternative to the bumpersticker approach to grazing

March 23, 1992

HCN editor Ed Marston says: The dozen or so articles in this issue came out of two visits to the high desert country of southeastern Oregon in summer and fall 1991. I went there convinced that, perhaps over the medium term, public-land ranching was doomed."


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A neighborly approach to sustainable public-land grazing
An experiment is under way in Oregon that may be an alternative to all-out war over use of the public lands.
Ranching's charismatic reformers
In Oregon, Doc and Connie Hatfield combine ecology, politics and marketing to strengthen the economics of ranching.
Wilderness and cattle don't mix
The leader of the Oregon Natural Desert Association explains why participation in grazing-reform working groups by environmentalists is a waste of time, or even a sabotage of environmentalist goals.


Grizzlies lack enough room to roam
Just 44 percent of the "nuisance" grizzly bears trapped and relocated in the northern Rockies survive two years without getting into trouble again, says a wildlife biologist for the state of Montana.
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