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With Purpose to Save and Savor

By Guest Author | November 12, 2019

Although we can’t actually do all that is put before us as stewards of community, family, animals and land, I do believe we can do all of it on a scale that is meaningful. We can both save and savor in the living that we do.

Holistic Financial Planning

As holistic managers and Holistic Management educators, Andrea and I understand the importance of financial planning. But why aren’t we doing it in our own lives? What is blocking us from engaging with this powerful practice and having meaningful conversation about it with our support network and friends? We set out on a journey to find out.

Journey to Soil

Lifting soil health, building resilience and ranch performance starts with the use of all our senses. This includes tapping into our sense of wonder. We are now moving into the next phase of agriculture, what researchers are calling agro-ecological or “post-modern” agriculture. The future of agriculture requires a transformation in how we see, think, and act in the food production spaces. One in which women are poised to play essential roles.

Women in Ranching: A Herald

By rancher Aimee Danch of Pacific Grasslands. If you can hear the part of you that knows a more beautiful world is possible, then some part of you already knows what takes place during a Women in Ranching (WinR) gathering.

Profiles in Land and Management – Parker Pastures

As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this month we highlight Parker Pastures in Gunnison, Colorado. Since 2006, the Parker family has leveraged their skills in Holistic Management to grow a thriving business that supports their family and contributes to the health of their community.

Western Digest – October 2019

News and opportunities on working lands, water and wildlife Working Lands Economics Ecosystem Market Credits: Potential purchases of U.S. ecosystem credits from agriculture could be as high as $13.9 billion according to an IHS Markit economic assessment released today by the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC): ESMC.State-led Financing and Agricultural Conservation: States that embrace innovative…

WLA seeks Chief Program Officer

Do you have a passion to ensure the West stays whole and healthy? Do you have 10+ years of project or program management experience and at least five years as a senior leader managing staff? We have the role for you! Western Landowners Alliance (WLA), a West-wide non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico,…

Women in Ranching: Expanding the Circle

The road I traveled to attend my first gathering of Women in Ranching began with this innocuous Facebook message from a friend: “Hi! Do you have any availability to leave the ranch in March? There is a 'women in ranching' group convening here in CA that I think you might be into, they would fly you out.”

Commitment

I was recently interviewed about entrepreneurship and my equine facilitation practice by a writer at Eventbrite for their company blog. Among other questions, one he asked was, “When was the moment that you took the leap and went all in?” I laughed and replied, "Every single morning, upon opening my eyes, I re-commit to being all in." Commitment. It's a word or concept I've been thinking about a lot this month.

Profiles in Land and Management – Lowry Ranch

As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this month we share the inspiring story of Lowry Ranch and how public land managers at the Colorado State Land Board (CSLB) collaborated with private graziers using planned adaptive cattle grazing to improve ecological function on this state-owned property while generating sustainable revenue to support Colorado’s public schools.

Profiles in Land and Management – Sieben Live Stock Company

As part of our Profiles in Land and Management Series, this month we are publishing our profile of the Sieben Live Stock Company in Adel, Montana. The company and ranch have been owned and operated by the Hibbard family for five generations. The Hibbards have a strong commitment to land stewardship and economic sustainability and have carefully tested and thoughtfully implemented a variety of regenerative practices.

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The Malpai Agenda for Grazing in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Bioregions

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