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Title Stitching the West back together : conservation of working landscapes / edited by Susan Charnley, Thomas E. Sheridan, and Gary P. Nabhan.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (366 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Summits: Environmental Science, Law, and Policy
Summits: environmental science, law, and policy.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Landscape ecology -- West (U.S.)
West United States.
Contents The importance of conserving Western working landscapes -- A brief history of people and policy in the West / Thomas E. Sheridan and Nathan F. Sayre -- Status and trends of Western working landscapes / Susan Charnley, Thomas E. Sheridan, and Nathan F. Sayre -- The biodiversity that protected areas can't capture: how private ranch, forest and tribal lands sustain biodiversity / Gary P. Nabhan, Richard L. Knight, and Susan Charnley -- Collaborative conservation -- Beyond "stakeholders" and the zero-sum game: toward community-based collaborative conservation in the American West / Thomas E. Sheridan, Nathan F. Sayre, and David Seibert -- Spotlight 4.1. Historic precedents to collaborative conservation in working landscapes: the Coon Valley "cooperative conservation" initiative, 1934 / Curt Meine and Gary P. Nabhan -- The Quivira experience: reflections from a "do" tank / Courtney White -- Spotlight 5.1. Grass-fed and grass-finished livestock production: helping to keep working landscapes intact / Gary P. Nabhan, Carrie Balkcom, and Amanda D. Webb -- Place-based conservation finds its voice: a case study of the rural voices for conservation coalition / Maia Enzer and Martin Goebel -- Case studies of working forests -- Swan story / Melanie Parker -- Spotlight 7.1. Arcata community forest / Mark Andre -- Taking a different approach: forestland management in the redwood region / Mike Jani -- Spotlight 8.1. The conservation fund's Garcia River Forest, California / Chris Kelly -- Stewardship contracting in the Siuslaw National Forest / Shiloh Sundstrom and Johnny Sundstrom -- Spotlight 9.1. Stewardship agreements: the Weaverville Community forest, California / Pat Frost -- Case studies of working ranches -- Lava lake land & livestock: the role of private landowners in landscape-scale conservation / Michael S. Stevens -- Spotlight 10.1. Country natural beef / Susan Charnley and Sophia Polasky -- Conservation and development at Sun Ranch: the search for balance in the U.S West / Roger Lang, William H. Durham, and Josh Spitzer -- Spotlight 11.1. The Madison Valley ranchlands group / Thomas E. Sheridan -- Integrating diversified strategies on a single ranch: from renewable energy and multiple breeds to conservation easements / Dennis Moroney -- Spotlight 12.1. Private land conservation trends in the western United States / Jon Christensen, Jenny Rempel, and Judee Burr -- Emerging approaches to conserving working landscapes -- The Sonoran Desert conservation plan and ranch conservation in Pima County, Arizona / Thomas E. Sheridan -- Spotlight 13.1. Ranching and the "death tax": a matter of conservation as well as equity / Thomas E. Sheridan, Andrew Reeves, and Susan Charnley -- Payments for ecosystem services: keeping working landscapes productive and functioning / Gary P. Nabhan, Laura López-Hoffman, Hannah Gosnell, Josh Goldstein, Richard Knight, Carrie Presnall, Lauren Gwin, Dawn Thilmany and Susan Charnley -- Spotlight 14.1. The conservation reserve program / Steven E. Kraft -- Conclusions and policy implications / Thomas E. Sheridan, Gary P. Nabhan, and Susan Charnley.
Summary News headlines would often have us believe that conservationists are inevitably locked in conflict with the people who live and work on the lands they seek to protect. Not so. Across the western expanses of the United States, conservationists, ranchers, and forest workers are bucking preconceptions to establish common ground. As they join together to protect the wide open spaces, diverse habitats, and working landscapes upon which people, plants, and animals depend, a new vision of management is emerging in which the conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem integrity, and sustainable resource use are seen not as antithetical, but as compatible, even symbiotic goals.
Other Author Charnley, Susan.
Sheridan, Thomas E.
Nabhan, Gary Paul.
Other Title Print version: Stitching the West Back Together. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014