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We enjoy a high level of reader response
to our stories, questions and alerts. Worth of note, however,
was a chorus of approval on the recent series on Holistic
Management by Wyoming ranchers. The June-July series, Grass
Farmers, consisted of three parts:
Part 1: Seeing
the big picture Ranchers who practice Holistic Resource
Management focus on keeping the native grasses healthy—everything
else follows from there.
Part 2: One
set of guiding principles, a wealth of different practices
The key to Holistic Range Management is thinking creatively
and independently, adapting its rules to the ever-changing
conditions of ranch life.
Part 3: In
search of the real tough cowboy To survive in the 21st
century, ranchers need to be skilled natural resource managers—and
I put all three articles on The Savory Center's general list
serve. They were just too good to miss and I know they will
inspire many others. I thought the articles said enough about
Holistic Management for readers to understand its basic principles.
They did the most important thing - they "showed"
what it can do - or better, what people can do with it.
Co-Founder & Research Coordinator
The Savory Center, Albuquerque, NM
She got it!
Definitely a good read. I really enjoyed reading the articles
-- she got it! -- and did a great job articulating what this
Holistic Management really is. I printed the articles out
to give to my dog-training coach - a seventh generation Louisiana
cattleman who I have been getting to know for a couple of
Tina Pilione, Certified
Capturing the “new”
Lisa Hamilton's article on Tony Malmberg caught Tony, and
caught where he came from, intellectually and geographically.
A fine job. And fortunately for the American West, Tony is
one of many ranchers who are running their cows and managing
their land in new ways.
Former Publisher, High Country News
Guest turned rancher
Lisa Hamilton writes great English, and the stories are very
attractive. I would have to recite almost every page to tell
what we liked best about [the Malmberg feature]. One quote:
“Better to have people introduced to Wyoming by a rancher
than real estate agent.” Luckily we profited from both.
Dr. Peter Sacher,
early ranch guest
Surgeon and 1,000-acre hobby rancher
Practical and personal
"I love it!! A little on holistic management -- but presented
in such a
personal way as it is woven into your life and history, it
is very readable
for the average Joe!"
Laurie Goodman, Director
Trout Unlimited Wyoming Water Project