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Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 03.26.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

A technical fix can be the best approach to confronting a challenge. But whenever possible, it should be used in partnership with rather than in place of natural systems.

Feds: Cliven Bundy Is Terrible At Cattle Ranching

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher in custody over charges stemming from his involvement in a 2014 armed standoff, is terrible at cattle r...

The Stetson Rebellion and the Myth of the Welfare Cowboy

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

"...a little rebellion now and then is a good thing..." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. There is something deeply American going on out i...

Every Day Is Earth Day on a Farm

Val Wagner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Val Wagner

But, Earth Day should not be limited to one day. It takes a lifetime of commitment to ensure that our resources are protected for our children and grandchildren. And it takes constant reminders to keep us on task.

The Art of Slow Moving: A Journey Through America's Grasslands on Horseback

Robin Walter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

July 26, 2014 About two weeks have passed since four horses, a white mule named Pearl, Winnie the dog, Sebastian Tsocanos and I were dropped off in...

Saving The Least Protected Habitat On Earth

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's possible for people and wildlife to thrive side by side on the plains. The key is to work collaboratively with everyone who has a stake in this precious resource, from ranchers to nomadic herdsmen, from energy companies to government policy-makers.

Women, Ranching and Wild Mercy in Nevada, Oregon and Australia

Melanie Bishop | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I devoured these three books in the space of a week -- all about strong women doing outrageously difficult things against harsh and stunning landscapes.

Are The Terroir-ists Winning?

Bill Reed | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

It's not just that a certain place consistently produces food that tastes the same.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

I'm With Stupid: River-Changing, Liberal Wolves Kidnapped My Aunt

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Every time the British guy said the word "deer," the movie showed footage of elk. If the film's director doesn't know a deer from an elk, why should I trust him to get anything else right?

Watering Holes

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Like the vested interests Villaraigosa referenced, industrial agriculture is holding fast to the methods of its poisonous assault. But these are issues we can choose to fight at the supermarket. Or at the farmer's market.

Sparks' The Longest Ride Has a Too Tidy Ending

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Wynona Winters: How Dorper Sheep Changed the Way She Ranches

Dark Rye | Posted 11.09.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

"I've been a rancher since I was a little bitty girl," Wynona Winters says. "My grandfather and grandmother were ranchers, and my daddy was a rancher, and I married a rancher. I'm 77. Ranching is my love. I think you have to love ranching to do it."

Our Beef Doesn't Burn: Ranchers Speak out Against Drilling Colorado's Thompson Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Melton is worried about proposed natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide, which borders his property. He estimates that half of his business is done on leased national forest lands where he takes guests on rides through the summer and leads hunting trips in the fall.

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Historical Trends in Gun Advertising

Lisa Wade | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

A vintage collection of gun advertising, organized by decade, shows some interesting trends.

Ranching With Wolves

Andrew Gunther | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Most people still see "conservation" and "ranching" as two very separate, and often incompatible, objectives. But farms and ranches should coexist with event our most important native predator species.

Oil Shale's Insatiable Demand for Water Will Impact Western Way of Life

Wayne Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Pollard

For generations my family has ranched in northwest Colorado, raising cattle and producing crops. Our lives would of course be much different if not for one critical resource: clean, plentiful water.

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

Agricultural Pesticides a Major Threat to Lions

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Sold legally to farmers for their crops, Furadan is all too accessible to herders, ranchers and pastoralists who use it to poison predators which might kill their livestock.