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By Joe Nick Patoski,David K Langford

The landowners during this e-book have more desirable their land and performed so by way of making a living, beneficiant to their human group, dedicated to family members, and desirous of leaving land larger than while it got here into their stewardship.—from the advent by way of Brent Haglund In 2008, the Sand County beginning and the Texas A&M division of atmosphere technological know-how and administration co-hosted a workshop known as “Generations at the Land: operating for Land Stewardship.” It dropped at collage Station winners of the foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award, who provided their tales and interacted with scholars and different land managers. the typical topics one of the award-winning ranchers and farmers have been their dedication to revolutionary and moral land administration practices and their luck in protecting their land and company operations within the similar kin over successive generations. Following the workshop, the Sand County starting place requested Texas author Joe Nick Patoski to spend time with seven of the award-winners and profile them in prolonged essays that now make up this manuscript. The foundation’s targets in generating a e-book have been to extra greatly publicize the voluntary conservation achievements of non-public landowners around the kingdom, to acknowledge their roles as conservation leaders outdoor the rural groups the place they dwell, and to enhance the worth of family members dedication to land stewardship. The seven landowners profiled by way of Patoski within the e-book contain 5 ranchers, a forester, and a vintner who dwell in California, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Their conservation accomplishments variety from supplying a habitat hall for pronghorn antelope to hammering out an endangered species “safe harbor” contract for grape growers. A brief advent by means of a fellow conservation or ranching specialist precedes all of the own pics by means of Patoski, that are written in an off-the-cuff, conversational type. Brent Haglund, president of the Sand County starting place, offers an advent to the aim and paintings of the root, and a end summarizes the major conservation contributions of the Leopold award-winners. 4 to 5 colour pictures accompany every one profile (including one family members portrait, see excerpt).

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