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Fred Kirschenmann

Farmer, author, professor and internationally recognized leader in sustainable agriculture. *Iowa* He shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow with the Leopold Center in Iowa and the Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, NY and has served on numerous national committees, including the National Organic Standards Board. In 2010, the University Press of Kentucky published a book of his essays, /*Cultivating an Ecological Conscience*/ that traces the evolution of his ecological and farming philosophy over the past 30 years. He converted his family’s farm in North Dakota to a certified organic operation in 1976. <%include links.audiofile1(caption=>'QC Conference - Kirschenmann Audio')%>

Judith D. Schwartz

Freelance writer and author. *Vermont* Author of /**Cows Save the Planet.**/ /*And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth*/ - Unmaking the Deserts, Rethinking Climate Change, Bringing Back Biodiversity, and Restoring Nutrients to our Food. *Wednesday evening event* - A provocative and informative conversation about carbon, climate, and cattle with filmmaker *Peter Byck*, and author and co-founder of the Quivira Coalition, *Courtney White*. [CAT:236:Read more...] <%include links.audiofile1(caption=>'Listen to the Carbon Conversation')%> [URL:http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/science/2014/12/01/judith-schwartz:Judith Schwartz interview on KSFR Radio Cafe] [URL:http://www.koat.com/news/regenerative-farming/29743202:Judith Schwartz interview with Eric Greene KOAT TV]

2014 Quivira Conference > Conference Archives > 2012 Quivira Conference > 2012 Speakers

Gus Speth - Featured Speaker

Gus Speth is a Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School in *South Royalton, Vermont*, and Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos and with the United Nations Foundation, both in New York City. He was Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy at Yale where he served as Dean of the [URL:http://environment.yale.edu:Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies] from 1999 to 2009. From 1993 to 1999, Speth was Administrator of the [URL:http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home.html:United Nations Development Programme] and chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality; and senior attorney and co-founder, [URL:http://www.nrdc.org:Natural Resources Defense Council.] Throughout his career, he has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees whose roles have been to combat environmental degradation, including the President’s Task Force on Global Resources and Environment; the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development; and the National Commission on the Environment. His new book, [URL:http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6810:/**America the Possible**/] will be coming out right around the conference. *<%include links.audiofile1(caption=>'Speth 2012 Quivira Audio')%>*

Sandra Postel - Water

Director,[URL:http://www.globalwaterpolicy.org/:The Global Water Policy Project]. Founded in 1994 by Sandra Postel, a leading authority on international freshwater issues, the project fosters ideas and inspiration for redirecting society’s use and management of fresh water toward conservation and ecosystem health. Sandra lives in *Los Lunas, New Mexico.* *<%include links.embed1(caption=>'Postel 2012 Presentation')%>* *[URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agSMj2KC708:Postel 2012 Quivira You Tube]*

Don Bustos - Organics

Santa Cruz Farm is located in the town of *Espanola, New Mexico*, about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. Santa Cruz is run by farmer Don Bustos, with the help of apprentices who are trained to co-manage the farm. *<%include links.embed1(caption=>'Bustos Quivira 2012 Presentation')%> <%include links.audiofile1(caption=>'Bustos Quivira 2012 Audio')%>*

2014 Quivira Conference > Radical Center Awards

Second Annual Radical Center Awards 2008

*Recipients* /*Ranching*/ - Jack & Tuda Libby Crews /*Conservation*/ - Tom Morris /*Civil Service*/ - Beverly de Gruyter /*Research*/ - Rick Knight

For Deletion > Courtney's Writing > A West That Works 2

Craig Allen

Craig Allen


*Necessary Meddling*

Rick & Heather Knight


*Across Fencelines*

For Deletion > Courtney's Writing > The Next West

Why the West Needs More Ranchers

Originally published in August, 2008, by Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News. [IMAGE:28:class=floatleft] [PDF:81:Why the West Needs More Ranchers] pdf size: 0.14mb

Publications > Newsletter Archives

Newsletter 24; June 2004, Vol. 6, No. 4

Newsletter 24; June 2004, Vol. 6, No. 4

"Watershed Management in Nature's Image: About Commitment to and Kinship with a Place" -/*Jan-Willem Jansens*/ "From the Founders" -/*Jim Winder, Courtney White & Barbara Johnson*/ "And If a River Runs Through It" -/*Bill Zeedyk*/ "Making Conservation Pay" -/*Jim Crosswhite and the EC Bar Ranch*/ "Like Water in the Bank: the Promise of Alluvial Storage" -/*Bill Zeedyk, Courtney White,and Jan-Willem Jansens*/ "The Far Horizon" -/*Courtney White*/

Newsletter 19; September 2002, Vol. 5, No. 3

Newsletter 19; September 2002, Vol. 5, No. 3

"A Sense of Place: Fishing for Solutions" -/*Dutch Salmon*/ "River Valley" -/*Joe Hollister*/ "From the Founders" -/*Jim Winder, Courtney White, Barbara Johnson*/ "A Sense of Place - From a Field Biologist's Perspective" -/*Scott Stoleson*/ "Life in the Gila" -/*Mary Burton Riseley*/ "Will This Valley Survive All of the Attention?" -/*Ralph Pope*/ "Letting Nature Do the Work - On the Land with Bill Zeedyk" "The Far Horizon" -/*Courtney White*/ "The Gila River and Life in the Southwest" -/*Jack Carter*/ "The Cliff/Gila Valley" -/*David Ogilvie*/ "Gila River Grant County, New Mexico" -/*Peter Russell*/ "Bear Creek" -/*Alan Eggleston*/

Newsletter 06; January 1999, Vol. 2, No. 2

Newsletter 06; January 1999, Vol. 2, No. 2

"The Urbanization of Ranching" -/*Nathan Sayre*/ "Example of Good Stewardship: Jim and Joy Williams; Quemado, New Mexico" "From the Founders" -/*Jim Winder, Courtney White, Barbara Johnson*/ "Ranching on the Edge in Prescott, Arizona" -/*Dennis Moroney*/ "Farming on the Edge: Losing Our Most Important Agricultural Lands" -/*Jeff Jones*/ "Macho Creek Project Update" "Birds in Urbanized Environments" -/*Dr. Mark Hostetler*/ "Making Friends in Catron County: The Quemado Project" -/*Courtney White*/ "The Far Horizon" -/*Courtney White*/ "Gray Ranch Classroom" -/*Mary Burton Riseley*/ "Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Revisited" "Back to the Land" -/*Wendell Berry*/

Publications > Recommended Readings > Important Journal Resources

Rangelands

[URL:http://www.rangelands.org/perlserv/?request=index-html&ct=1:Rangelands Website] "Rangelands is a full-color publication of the Society for Range Management and is published six times per year in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Each issue of Rangelands features several scientific articles, book reviews, and society news."

Publications > Recommended Readings > Scientific Literature on Grazing

Livestock Grazing & Conservation on Southwestern Rangelands

/*James H. Brown & William McDonald*/ - Department of Biology, University of New Mexico. [URL:http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0888-8892&site=1:Conservation Biology], Volume 9, No. 6, December 1995

The Physiology of Grass Production Under Grazing

/*A.J. Parsons, E.L. Leafe, B. Collett, P.D. Penning, and J. Lewis.*/ [URL:http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/articles/publications/journals/applied/:Journal of Applied Ecology]