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Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Susan Charnley, Thomas E. Sheridan, and Gary P. Nabhan (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Contradictory land management policies dating to the mid-19th century resulted in today’s patchwork of public, private, and tribal land ownership and land use in the American West. Such boundaries ... More


Integrating Diversified Strategies on a Single Ranch: From Renewable Energy and Multiple Breeds to Conservation Easements

Dennis Moroney

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

By implementing a strategy of livestock diversification, on-site energy generation, wildlife habitat improvement and conservation, watershed management, formal and informal education activities, ... More


Private Land Conservation Trends in The Western United States

Jon Christensen, Jenny Rempel, and Judee Burr

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Since the 1990s, more private rural land in the West has been conserved by state and local land trusts than has been converted to development. Even as the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund ... More


Conservation And Development at Sun Ranch: The Search for Balance in the US. West

Roger Lang, William H. Durham, and Josh Spitzer

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The 26,000-acre Sun Ranch in Montana’s Madison Valley, owned by the Lang family from 1998-2010, was a private conservation enterprise working to protect ecologically important ranchlands through a ... More


Lava Lake Land & Livestock: The Role of Private Landowners in Landscape-Scale Conservation

Michael S. Stevens

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Lava Lake Land & Livestock (Lava Lake) in Idaho’s Pioneer-Craters region has employed numerous strategies for conserving working ranchlands across a checkerboard of public and private lands. ... More


Swan Story

Melanie Parker

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The 440,000-acre Swan Valley in western Montana is characterized by patches of private land within a checkerboard of public and corporate land situated between wilderness areas that comprise a ... More


The Madison Valley Ranchlands Group

Thomas E. Sheridan

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The mostly privately held, 925,000-acre Madison Valley is located just northwest of Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana. In 1996, area ranchers concerned about rising land prices, stagnant ... More


Epilogue: Millionaires and Beaches: The Sociopolitical Economics of California Coastal Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur is compelling not only for its exceptional beauty but also for what it reveals about Californians’ relationship to their coastline. Today, California’s coast reflects residents’ dual desire ... More


Epilogue:: Family and Familiarity

Estella B. Leopold

in Stories From the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190463229
eISBN:
9780197559611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463229.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

“As many as possible should share in the ownership of the land and thus be bound to it by economic interest, by the investment of love and work, by family loyalty, by memory and by tradition.” This ... More


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