The Ranchers and the Environmentalists: Can the American West Survive?

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:11 pm February 17, 2009

While written from an anti-rancher perspective, the essential conflict is accurate: Ranchers consider themselves “natural stewards of the land,” balancing against unlimited development, but many environmentalists believe that these ranches are still dangerous for the western landscape, and assign their endurance merely to the “fantasy of playing cowboy.”

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