Too Many Homes on the Range

Too Many Homes on the Range: The Impacts of Urban Sprawl on Ranching and Habitat is a report from 1000 Friends of Oregon that reviews how rural sprawl — the increasing fragmentation and conversion of ranches into ranchettes and vacation homes — threatens both the ranching economy and rural ecosystems.

While the controversy and science surrounding the environmental impacts of grazing continues, 1000 Friends based this project on the premise that unfettered rural sprawl damages both ranching and the environment. 1000 Friends did not to look at, or take sides on, grazing practices — instead, the goal of this project was to identify places where agriculture and conservation groups can agree on strategies to protect and minimize the loss of ranchlands and related habitat to rural residential development.

Read more about this publication at the resource link below, or download now as a PDF document


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