Atlas of the New Western Range
The purpose of the Atlas of the New Western Range is educational - to create a representative (not comprehensive) portrait of this new vision so that others may learn and benefit. It is edited by Courtney White and produced by Deborah Myrin using Google Map Builder. Across the West, innovative ranchers, farmers, scientists, agency personnel, individuals and organizations are creating a new vision for the Western Range - the century-old model of federal, state, and private land management and interrelationships. The New Western Range confronts ecological complexity with collaborative adaptive management and scientific research that is both socially, economically, and ecologically constructive. It recognizes diversity and variability in the landscape, encourages decentralization and flexibility in its management, and emphasizes trust, innovation, knowledge, and paychecks.