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The ROGUES of Baker County, Oregon

BAKER COUNTY, Oregon--Amid all the controversies that swirl around livestock grazing, fourteen northeast Oregon ranchers, employees, and landowners are determined to keep learning. Calling themselves the ROGUES (Reaching Our Goals Using Education), they are interested in changing the way they make decisions.

Learning as a group: the ROGUES of Baker County, Oregon

by Peter Donovan (1998)

BAKER COUNTY, OREGON--Amid all the controversies that swirl around livestock grazing, a group of fourteen ranchers, employees, and landowners is determined to keep learning. They call themselves the ROGUES (Reaching Our Goals Using Education).

In January of 1994, ranchers Paul and Vicki Wares of Medical Springs, Oregon, drove around the Wallowas to attend an overview of holistic management given by Allan Savory in Joseph.

Utah's Deseret Ranch increases environmental quality and profit

In 1978 Gregg Simonds went to work for the Deseret Ranch in Utah. Communication and the land were in poor shape, and the ranch was losing money. For Simonds, these were all aspects of the same whole. During his time there he improved morale, communication, the water cycle, biodiversity, and productivity of the land, and turned the annual deficit into a substantial surplus.

At the WSU/Kellogg first statewide meeting at Yakima in January 1997, Simonds spoke about his experiences, from which the following excerpts have been taken.

A visit with Joe Morris

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CALIFORNIA -- Joe Morris had a conflict in his life. "I worked on ranches in Nevada, such as the Spanish Ranch. I couldn't square my love of land and horses and cowboying with building a just society."

Joy Livingwell
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