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Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs

By Restoring Grassland Ecosystems with Holistic Management

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Popular Journals

How to Save the Grasslands: Bring in More Cattle
Time Magazine
Judith D. Schwartz Tuesday, Sept. 07, 2010,8599,2016079,00.html#ixzz2BfTbRW23

The Brown Revolution: Increasing Agricultural Productivity Naturally
The Atlantic
Lisa M. Hamilton, Sep 29 2011

New breed of ranchers shapes a sustainable West
Todd Wilkinson,  July 29, 2012

Method That Turns Wastelands Green Wins 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Fast Company
By Cliff Kuang, June 2, 2010

Restorative Grazing
Yes Magazine
Dan Dagget, Sep 30, 1997

How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet
Time Magazine
Lisa Abend Monday, Jan. 25, 2010,9171,1953692,00.html

Greener pastures: How cows could help in the fight against climate change
The Guardian
Judith D Schwartz, Friday 22 July 2011

Just Planting Trees Won’t Stop March of Deserts
June 16, 2012 • By Judith D. Schwartz

Using Primeval Methods to Fight Modern Abuses of Agricultural Lands
New York Times
Darius Dixon, June 7, 2010

Reversing desertification with livestock
Our World 2.0, United Nations University
Robert Blasiak on May 30, 2012

An Interview with Seth Itzkan: Using Holistic Management to Address Desertification and Climate Change
November 11, 2012


Holistic Management, A New Framework for Decision Making
Savory, A., and J. Butterfield.
1999. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

For the Love of Land: Global Case Studies of Grazing in Nature's Image
Howell, J.
2008. BookSurge Publishing

Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West That Works
Dan Dagget
Good Stewards Project; 2nd edition (January 2000)

Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature
Dan Dagget
Thatcher Charitable Trust (August 2005)

Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West
Courtney White
Island Press (2008)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Doing What Works, Chris Gill, Range Magazine, Fall 2009

Steps toward sustainable ranching: An emergy evaluation of conventional and holistic management in Chiapas, Mexico. Rigoberto Alfaro-Arguello a, Stewart A.W. Diemont a,b,.
Agricultural Systems 103 (2010) 639–646

Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands: Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps. In: Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration. Teague, Richard, Fred Provenza, Brien Norton, Tim Steffens, Matthew Barnes, Mort Kothmann and Roy Roath (2008). Editor: Hans G. Schroder, pp. 1-40. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1- 60692-023-7.

Grazing management impacts on vegetation, soil biota and soil chemical, physical and hydrological properties in tall grass prairie. Teague, R. 2011. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. Volume 141, Issues 3–4, May 2011, Pages 310–322

Biodiversity As an Organizing Principle in Agroecosystem Management: Case Studies of Holistic Resource Management Practitioners in the USA. Stinner, D. (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 62:199-213)

Effect of grazing on soil-water content in semiarid rangelands of southeast Idaho
Weber K.T., Gokhale B.S., Journal of Arid Environments, Volume 75, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 464–470

The Savory Grazing Method or Holistic Resource Management. Savory, A. 1983. Rangelands 5:155-159.

Letters to the Editor. Savory, A. 2000. Rangelands. June. 2000. 22(3). pp 32-33.

Allan Savory Writings and Interviews

Holistic Management, A New Framework for Decision Making
Savory, A., and J. Butterfield. 1999. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Healing the World’s Grasslands, Rangelands and Savannas
Worldwatch, Nourishing Planet blog
Allan Savory

Reversing Desertification
Living on Earth radio interview
Week of June 4, 2010

The Savory Grazing Method or Holistic Resource Management
Savory, A. 1983. Rangelands 5:155-159.

A Global Strategy for Addressing Global Climate Change
Allan Savory, 2008

Letters to the Editor
Savory, A. 2000. Rangelands, June. 2000. 22(3). pp 32-33.

Videos, Endorsements, Rewards

HRM Prince Charles Endorsement of Allan Savory

Allan Savory - TED’s “Ads Worth Spreading”

Allan Savory - Keeping Cattle: cause or cure for climate crisis?
Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability lecture, Dublin, Ireland, 2009

Reversing global warming with livestock?: Seth Itzkan at TEDxSomerville

Savory Institute - Holistic Planned Grazing

Other Resources

Allan Savory - 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award Winner

Savory Institute

Africa Center for Holistic Management