Dealing with Megadrought
in the West
How leading land stewards are coping,
what it means for the future,
and ideas and resources that could help.
Unless you are actually standing there, boots on the ground, in the dust of a vast, arid landscape, it is impossible to imagine the scale of the challenge. How do you get grass to grow when there is no rain? How do you begin to restore the water-holding capacity of land if you don’t have grass? What do you do when the streams and wells dry up?
On Land investigated in this set of stories that includes the wisdom of Dr. Allen Williams, an innovative technique for reducing evaporation from stocktanks in the Southwest, and a feature story that shares the coping strategies of land stewards, from the Blackfoot Valley in Montana all the way down to the small farms and ranches of New Mexico.