|landscape courtesy of Hamilton Greenwood|
"The loss of Canada’s prairies is also a loss for the world."That is a line from a terrific essay recently posted by Dan Kraus, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Weston conservation scientist and senior director of conservation program development.
My favourite line in the piece amounts to the strongest statement in favour of publicly owned community pastures that I have seen NCC make to date:
Anyway, just read the essay. Dan says it all and says it well.
"There is also a key, and immediate, opportunity to conserve large areas of prairie and maintain local ranching economies by protecting community pastures in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba — public lands that are managed to protect both biodiversity and sustainable grazing in local communities."