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Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West

Edited By: George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson

340 pages, 185 col illus, maps

Island Press

Hardback | Aug 2002 | #144453 | ISBN: 1559639423
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NHBS Price: £47.00 $59/€56 approx

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Large-format work presenting the case against the use of US public lands, amounting to 300 million acres, for livestock production. It argues that because of lack of water, ranching can never be made sustainable or profitable, and that these lands provide unequalled scope for large-scale, inexpensive and sorely needed ecosystem restoration.


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Biography

George Wuerthner is an ecologist, writer, photographer, wild-lands advocate, university instructor, and natural history guide, with 26 titles on natural history and related topics to his credit. Mollie Matteson is a writer, editor, and environmental activist. They live with their family in Eugene, Oregon.

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