Sharon and Pat O’Toole

Sharon and Pat O’Toole are ranchers and conservationists. Their ranch straddles the Wyoming-Colorado border.  He is president of the Family Farm Alliance; she is an award-winning writer.


What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden

Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.


If You Like Fish and Birds, Hug a Cow

By Sharon and Pat O’Toole

“Eighty-five percent of grazing lands — think sagebrush steppe or high desert landscapes — are not suitable for any other type of food production”

Photograph by Angela Mulligan, Courtesy of Unsplash


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