Synopses & Reviews
Tucked away in the far corner of remote notheastern Oregon lies the ruggedly beautiful Zumwalt Prairie—a seemingly peaceful land of waving grasses that has become a symbolic battleground in the war between ranchers and environmentalists over the use of our country’s rapidly vanishing natural habitat.Marcy Houle’s job was to cover the 200 square miles of the Zumwalt in search of three species of hawks. What she discovered was the densest concentration of these hawks anywhere in the lower forty-eight states. Why? Houle’s findings, eloquently reported, show that ranchers and grazing and wildlife not only can coexist, but in some instances must coexist if we are to save the last of the native prairies for us all.
About the Author
Marcy Houle, a wildlife biologist and ecological eonsultant, is the author of One City’s Wilderness and Wings for My Flight, which received a Christopher Award and the 1991 Oregon Institute of Literary Arts Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.