Courtney White book signing August 1: ‘Revolution on the Range’
Unchecked sprawl, impacts on wildlife and open space, who controls it
by Sublette County Library Foundation
July 25, 2008
(Pinedale) - Courtney White, author of Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West, will be reading excerpts and signing books at the Sublette County Library at 155 South Tyler Ave. on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Lovatt Room. This program has been made possible by the Sublette County Library Foundation and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
White will talk about the 21st century unfolding and the host of daunting environmental challenges being exposed. She believes there is an urgent need for family farmers and ranchers to provide healthy food. Just as important, all Americans can learn vital lessons from them - how to live more sustainably.
There is also a concern about what unchecked sprawl is doing to open space and wildlife populations, along with concern over water – its quality, quantity, who needs it and who controls it.
"The challenges confronting us are big, consequential and pressing," said White. "We need to look to one another for guidance, inspiration and assistance."
The author is convinced that by managing grass and water sustainably, ranchers can teach those of us who live in towns important lessons about stewardship, ecological limitations and respect and humility toward the natural world.
Some of the success stories ranchers are able to teach the wider world deal with conservation efforts at watershed-scales; restoring damaged riparian areas on their land; improving wildlife habitat for rare or endangered species; protecting open space through conservation easements.
For more information, call the library at 307-367-4114.
Editor’s Note: The Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the financial support and assistance of the public libraries of Sublette County Wyoming. It provides capital improvements, furnishings and programming for the libraries in Pinedale and Big Piney.