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Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works

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essays on new approaches to ranching and preserving western lands
Paperback, 217 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Johnson Books
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Tesia
Aug 24, 2012 Tesia rated it it was ok
I had to read this for a rangeland class, and to be perfectly honest I doubt I would have picked it up on my own. The essays and poems do foster memories of American roots and the plight of small family ranchers. While my heart aches to hear how small family ranches are left without resources or options, it is also a one-sided perspective from ranchers. Many of the writers discuss the concept of a "radical center" (finding solutions instead of focusing on winning arguments) in addressing threats ...more
Emily Wortman-wunder
Mar 31, 2008 Emily Wortman-wunder rated it really liked it
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Whether this book will accomplish its professed goal, to foster a "West that works" (and in which ranching has a vital role), is uncertain; however, after reading these poems and essays, I hope it does. There are some fantastic essays in here, some old, some new, and this book serves as a source book for some of the best writers on ranching currently at work. There is perhaps a little too much talk of the "radical center" for my taste (what does that term even mean, anyway?), but these pieces ar ...more
Jackie
Oct 10, 2008 Jackie marked it as to-read
Jeff is a co-worker of mine whose passion for the enviroment and the land is without equal. He founded the Rocky Moutain Land Library, a truly amazing collection of books, and he continues to bring cutting edge writers and thinkers into our stores to talk about the land, the world, and how to save it. He's an humble but impressive man. This is an award winning, important book.
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Longtime TC staff member and founder of the the Rocky Mountain Land Library Jeff Lee won a Colorado Book Award for "Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works" in the Anthology/Collection category. Jeff co-edited this book along with Laura Pritchett and Richard Knight. Congratulations to them all and epecially to Jeff for a well-deserved honor.
Tuck
Jun 03, 2008 Tuck rated it liked it
all from the ranchers perspective, so real pro meat raising, but some good insights and anecdots about how some places are trying to save ranchs as last open places in face of sprawl/exurban cancer, and eat local/sustainable movement.
Emily
Jan 31, 2010 Emily rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book. It's a set of essays--really liked the selection of authors, different writing and types of essays. Friend of mine lent this to me.
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