Revolution on the Range

Revolution on the Range: the Rise of a New Ranch in the American West


In the final decade of the twentieth century, the American West was at war. Battle lines had hardened, with environmentalists squarely on one side of the fence and ranchers on the other. By the mid-1990s, debates over the region’s damaged land had devolved into political wrangling, bitter lawsuits, and even death-threats. Revolution on the Range demonstrates that ranchers and environmentalists have more in common than they’ve typically admitted: a love of wildlife, a deep respect for nature, and aversion to sprawl. It includes stories from a new American West where cattle and conservation go hand in hand.


“I couldn’t put Revolution on the Range down – so many good ideas from people who have discovered workable means to affect positive change in our local environments and ways of thinking about our place in the world. This is one of the most encouraging and inspiring books I’ve read in ages. Thank you, Courtney White!”

Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets