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Jim Howell

Jim Howell
CEO of Grasslands LLC, the land management arm of the Savory Institute. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Grasslands LLC matches investor capital with undervalued, degraded grasslands, stocks them with livestock managed by holistic planned grazing principles, and engages in long term management contracts with the land-owning investors. Current efforts include the Northern Great Plains, Hawaii, and New Zealand's South Island.

Jim was raised both in California and Colorado, where his family has ranched since the late 1800s. Right out of college, Jim cowboyed on a large diversified ranching operation in western Colorado, then managed a 1000-cow pasture-based dairy in east Texas. From 1994-96, he co-managed (with wife Daniela) the 34,000 acre High Lonesome Ranch (a former learning site of Holistic Management International) in the Chihuahua Desert of southwestern New Mexico.

After traveling extensively in Africa in 1996, Jim and Daniela settled on Jim's family's ranch in southwestern Colorado, near Cimarron. Jim helps bring holistic management decision making and planning to ranching clients across the American West. His growing expertise is in the analysis of the economic and ecological viability of large, forage-based livestock production models. He now leads the Savory Institute's land management arm, Grasslands, LLC.

He has published one book, For the Love of Land--Global Case Studies of Grazing in Nature's Image.