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healthy land. sustainable future. MARCH / APRIL 2009

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NUMBER 124

Years Ago!

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Center for Holistic Resource Management Becomes a Reality

KEYLINE

Editor’s Note: As part of our 25th Anniversary, we are sharing parts of articles from previous newsletters published in 1984. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with HMI (through all our various name changes) as we celebrate 25 years of working for a sustainable future. Look for a full list of donors since 1996 in our next issue. The following excerpt is taken from the July 1984 Savory Letter.

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am pleased to let you know that the Center for Holistic Resource Management is now a legal entity. The doors will be opened officially on August 1, 1984. The Center provides a neutral umbrella under which people from all walks of life can become involved in a highly action-oriented organization aimed at the application, training, and dissemination of knowledge of Holistic Resource Management. Although based in New Mexico, the Center will serve and work with any country in the world and all international agencies faced with the tremendous problems of desertification. All of the activities and functions of the Center for Holistic Resource Management will be aimed at achieving the following long-term goals: 1. Produce stable environments with sound watersheds. 2. Restore profitability to the livestock ranching industry and/or restore high productivity where profit is not the goal. 3. Increase wildlife species, numbers within species, and stability of populations. 4. Improve water resources of cities, industry, and agriculture. 5. Re-establish seriously-damaged riverine areas. 6. Prevent waste of financial resources by governments and international agencies as well as private individuals on faulty resource management. 7. Increase citizen participation and concern in sound resource management. The Center represents no particular point of view but provides a neutral organization to which we can all belong and work together applying

Holistic Resource Management to achieve the goals that we share. Holistic Resource Management is a successful technology that has been developed over the last 30 years to provide an economically and ecologically sound means of achieving all of the outlined goals above. The biggest need now is for the rapid but thorough expansion of training and application by all resource managers, educators, policy makers, politicians and people actively involved in managing our environment. It is to provide this expansion that this non-profit Center has been formed.

The integration of Keyline land development and planned grazing has the potential of growing six new inches of top soil a year. This valley dam has been created by using the natural watershed of this gully. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KEYLINE, TURN TO PAGE 12.

FEATURE STORIES A Holistic Approach to Economic Crisis TONY MALMBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Of Mule Deer & Paradigms CHRIS GILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Support for Change MARK GARDNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

LAND and LIVESTOCK On Waikaia Plains Station— Developing a Cuisine of Stewardship JIM HOWELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

A Keyline Primer—Building Soils, Harvesting Rainwater, Storing Carbon ABE COLLINS & DARREN J. DOHERTY . . . . . . . .12

NEWS and NETWORK From the Board Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 The Data Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Certified Educators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

#124 In Practice, MAR/APR 2009  

LAND and LIVESTOCK FEATURE STORIES Editor’s Note: As part of our 25th Anniversary, we are sharing parts of articles from previous newsletter...

#124 In Practice, MAR/APR 2009  

LAND and LIVESTOCK FEATURE STORIES Editor’s Note: As part of our 25th Anniversary, we are sharing parts of articles from previous newsletter...