American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains

Dan Flores’s American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains is a natural history of six iconic animals species. These include bison, pronghorn, grizzlies, coyotes, wolves, and wild horses. Each chapter goes into great detail about the history and importance of each of these animals. Flores also persuades the reader why we must

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Encounters With the Archdruid by John McPhee

For an environmental book published in the 1970s, Encounters With the Archdruid by John McPhee still is extremely relevant today. Conservationists, preservationists, or environmentalists; whatever term you want to use, people who want to protect the earth will always face opponents. And like any complex issue involving millions of people’s lives, there are no simple

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Leave It As It Is A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness

Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness is a duel adventure of the author, David Gessner, into the past and present. The book is part biography, part travelogue, and all conservation-focused. David Gessner is the author of many books but the only one I read of his prior to this

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Unbranded Documentary About Wild Horses

Unbranded, directed by Phillip Baribeau, is a well-crafted documentary set in the American West. This film features four friends as they travel from Mexico to Canada riding wild mustangs. The mustangs in question were acquired from Bureau of Land Management roundups. The horses were then heavily trained for the task ahead. Their journey takes them

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Grand Canyon Trust – Safeguarding the Wonders of the Colorado Plateau

The Grand Canyon Trust aims to preserve the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau and the native people who call the area home. The trust advocates for the land, wildlife and people to provide permanent protection. The four pillars of the Grand Canyon Trust are: Native America, Energy, Land, and Water. Each of these areas meld

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Sage Grouse Initiative – Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is an innovative way to conserve wildlife, specifically the two sage grouses: Greater Sage-Grouse and Gunnison Sage-Grouse. SGI partners with ranchers, making use of the farm bill to generate conservation-based ranching, improving the landscape for all kinds of wildlife. SGI has “partnered with 1,856 ranchers to conserve more than 7

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Mountain and Prairie Podcast

The Mountain and Prairie Podcast is the work of conservationist Ed Roberson. Mr. Roberson is based in Colorado and works professionally as the Conservation Director at Palmer Land Trust. His podcast covers a fascinating range of topics centering on the American West. Mountain and Prairie Podcast blends adventure, conservation, history, and reading into engaging long

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