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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
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.
Jody Butterfield, 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 years.
Tina Pilione, Certified
Capturing the “new” cowboy
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
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
for the average Joe!"
Laurie Goodman, Director
Trout Unlimited Wyoming Water Project