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Consensus on tape

  The consensus approach to public-land grazing is like ecosystem management: a largely undefined process. To ground matters, Oregon State University has produced a 29-minute video titled, "The Miracle at Bridge Creek." It examines how the Oregon Watershed Improvement Coalition brought together the various players on public-land grazing to improve several Oregon watersheds. The video is professionally done, and strives hard for balance, but it is a bit long on rural ranching values and short on actual happenings on the ground.

VHS copies are available for $30 from Publication Orders, Agricultural Communications, Oregon State University, AdS 442, Corvallis, OR 97331-2119. Ask for "The Miracle at Bridge Creek" (VTP013), and make checks out to Oregon State University. For information, call 503/737-2513.