A New Tool for Rangeland Trusts

The prairies of the western United States, consisting of millions of acres of grassland, habitat and complex ecosystems, have supported ranchers and their families for generations.  A symbol of pride, freedom, and independence, the prairies have sustained the American ranching lifestyle – a lifestyle that promotes hard and honest work, strong family values and resilient communities.  Unfortunately, this lifestyle that embodies images of the old west and the growth of America is in jeopardy.