Ames Forester


The attention given to the western range and its problems by public agencies and stockmen in the past decade was a welcome sign to those interested in the permanent welfare of the west. The last ten years saw greater strides in management of both public and private ranges, more advances in range research and extension, more range men trained in schools of higher education, and a greater appreciation of range problems by stockmen and the public generally than any previous period in the history of the United State. Such progress was very timely too, because the 728 million acres in our western range constitute more than a third of the land in the entire country, and contribute forage for livestock and wildlife and water for irrigation, that can ill afford to be out of adjustment in these trying days when the smooth internal working of the United States is a prerequisite to a calm unhurried view of affairs abroad.



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