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Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching Paperback – January 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0962938603 ISBN-10: 0962938602 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Lynn Jacobs; First Edition edition (January 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962938602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962938603
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,498,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Puncture Vine on September 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
Do a google search for this title and find its written contents online (minus the pictures). The "real" version is definitely worth it, however, since pictures don't lie. There are hundreds of them. Eyeball the fenceline contrasts and exclosures (areas fenced off from grazing) and see the true impact of irresponsible grazing. Get an eyefull of a pile of cougar heads, burned-alive coyote pups and other "vermin" killed with your tax dollars under the guise of "predator control."

Ignore the reviewers who give this book a zero. One asserts that the book shows no knowledge about western ecosystems, yet the reviewer provides not one fact to support that argument. Take a look at the other books she's reviewed...she doesn't strike me as anyone in the position to make any assertion about ecosystems and science. She even gets the sex of the author wrong...and this is someone who has actually READ this book? Give me a break... There is an extensive bibliography FULL of "science"...show me the last time the public lands ranching industry has tried a similar effort to justify their practices?

Yes the book talks about "welfare ranching," and hard work has nothing to do with it. Most ranching families DO work hard; this books says nothing to the contrary. But a black single mother in Chicago getting federal $$$ is labeled a welfare mother, but ranchers getting free fencing, dirt-cheap grazing rental rates on federal land, federally-funded water and road projects, etc. etc....this "American individualism and hard work"??? Call a spade a spade... One of the many dirty secrets the ranching community would like you to ignore.

The other reviewer states that ranchers are politically powerless. You've GOT to be kidding...and you're writing out of the state of Wyoming?
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 1999
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Lynn Jacobs has compiled extensive research on the negative impacts of cattle grazing on public land across the western U.S. and beyond. "Waste of the West" captures the duplicity of the public lands agencies, primarilly the BLM, in "managing" our public lands, not for true multiple public uses such as hiking or camping, but to allow unfettered accesses for one thing, the cow.
Jacobs details the ecological damage that results from cattle grazing in the arid west. From destruction of essential riparian habitat for birds and river species, to the denuded hills and valleys resulting from the all-consuming nature of the cow. In areas that once flourished with native fish and wildlife, the cow, in numerous cases, has chewed and trampled these biologically rich zones down to little more than dirt. Jacobs elucidates this point with numerous photos of cattle-ravaged lands.
With "Waste of the West's" rich mix of policy and ecology centered around the issue of cattle grazing, anyone even remotely interested in the protection of our public lands would be irresponsible to leave this volume unread.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1999
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By far this is one of the most important pieces of information that the public must know about. Jacobs details the paramount damage ranching has done to our public lands. If you care about our planet, the west, wildlife, and even your own health, this is a must read. Certainly a worthy investment for our future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin E. Black on September 6, 2009
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As a person that grew up in the rural culture myself I came to consider cattle vermin on the land after years of observing how incredibly destructive they are. When I discovered Lynn Jacobs book I found the best reflection of my own thoughts and experinaces ever, she nailed the subject with such accuracy. If you want to know the truth of how destructive cattle are this is the book to read and pass on. This issue needs to come up more in the public dialog on how our public lands should be managed and passed on to the next generation. With further education I have no doubt that the public will decide to remove cattle from all public lands, just as I decided growing up in cattle country years ago. This book is an important resource to bring the truth into the public dialog. READ IT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Strauss on October 31, 2012
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Waste of the West details how public ranchers out in the western states abuse the land that was meant for the wildlife that lived their before these ranchers set foot on it. It shows how the livestock of the ranchers decimate the land and void it of all the possible food that should be there for the wildlife that lives there. You also see photographs of animals like coyotes, wolves and birds of prey who are butchered by the ranchers who are protecting their livestock on this public land. These wild animals have nothing to eat because the livestock is ravishing the land.
Very interesting reading but also sad to see the baby coyotes dead in their dens, killed by these heartless ranchers
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