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The Ranchers’ Lament

Is ranching the future of the West, or will pressures from all directions — like developers, environmentalists, climate change and tourism — render the family ranch a thing of the past? Two prize-winning journalists discuss forces impacting this traditional Western way of life.

John Branch

John Branch is a San Francisco-based sports reporter for The New York Times and the author of "The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West," about a family of bronc-riding rodeo champions trying to hold on to their ranchland outside Utah's Zion National Park amid the pressures of the West's changing landscape....

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Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren is an award-winning investigative reporter and writer who has been writing about the American West, its denizens and its landscapes, for the past 20 years. Her journalism has won the Hillman Prize, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, and nine grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and has appeared in such publications as Mother Jones, High Country News, The Nation and Salon....

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