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Big House, Big Herd, Big Tent
The Power of Holistic Management in Producing Results and Collaboration
The Big Herd of 5000 steers all grazing in one herd and moving multiple times a day grabs the attention of any who visit the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. Yes, it is romantically reminiscent of the big herds of buffalo that once grazed this tall grass prairie in north central Texas and is an experience that never gets old. There is power in the Big Herd. That power grows from a strong environmental, economic, and social foundation; one that’s taken decades to create, is resilient, ever changing, regenerative. A foundation, a holistic goal, that produces results in improving rangeland conditions, offering economic opportunity, and building strong human relationships through collaboration.
Highlights from last year’s event.
2017 Conference Speaker Videos
The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.
Laura Paine Training the Next Generation of Land Stewards For centuries, apprenticeship has been the means of passing on the skills of many trades, from engravers and silversmiths in the middle ages, to electricians and carpenters today. Using work-based learning...
Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald Zombie Agriculture Industrial agriculture has resulted in dead soils and animals living in torturous conditions. We call this process "zombie agriculture" in reference to constant supply of synthetic inputs required to reanimate the...
Wendell Gilgert Re-Watering California One Ranch at a Time "Point Blue Conservation Science is collaborating with the USDA-NRCS, cooperating ranchers, RCD’s and conservation partners to improve rangelands in California. Point Blue Partner Biologists are teaming up...