Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. Holistic Management Handbook offers a detailed explanation of the planning procedures presented in those books and gives step-by-step guidance for implementing holistic management on a ranch or farm.
Holistic Management and Holistic Management Handbook are essential reading for anyone involved with land management and stewardship, and together represent an indispensable guide for individuals interested in making better decisions within their organizations or in any aspect of their personal or professional lives.
This is the ONE AND ONLY book describing the most powerful grazing planning system on the planet, Holistic Planned Grazing, in full detail and is a MUST READ for serious grazing managers in my opinion. It also includes the very valuable financial planning and land planning methods of Allan Savory...
There is a lot of profound, brilliant info. It needed a better editor, I think--it is long, sometimes a little repetitive, and the particular (Audible) audiobook recording that I listened to was terribly recorded. But the insights into a) animal impact on desertifying lands, brittle vs non-brittle, and b) the holistic management framework are particularly useful.