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  • Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing

    Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing

    Moving beyond stalemate to meaningful reform in Utah.

  • Older and wiser

    Older and wiser

    Two public lands and grazing stories as much about process and potential as on-the-ground changes.

  • Believe it or not: Ranching has something to teach us

    Once denounced by many environmentalists, ranching is finally getting some respect, and Courtney White feels that it’s about time.

  • Yellowstone grazing allotments

    Buyouts and tradeoffs

  • The granddaddy of all collaboration groups

    In his beautiful, compact book Working Wilderness, Nathan Sayres tells the story of the Malpai Borderlands Group, “the most hailed example of collaborative place-based resource management in the West.”

  • Rainbow Gathering lacks one color — green

    The writer gives an eye-witness account of how her sheep-grazing allotment became home to thousands of Rainbow folks

  • Trouble on the Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was supposed to be a grand experiment in collaborative management, but the current board’s push to expand grazing and curtail public input has led to clashes with local environmentalists

  • Strange bedfellows make a grazing deal in Idaho

    Anti-grazing activist Jon Marvel makes a deal with ranching magnate J.R. Simplot, allowing cattle to continue to graze on federal land in Idaho

  • Science: The chink in Quivira's armor

    The Quivira Coalition has a lot of anecdotal evidence supporting its claim that its grazing methods work, but hard, independent science on the topic is much harder to find

  • The 'New Ranch' poster child hangs on by a thread

    Rancher Jim Williams believes the Quivira Coalition helped change his life, but restoring his arid rangeland has proved difficult, and between drought and an uncertain economy, the future of his ranch still hangs in the balance

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