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dc.contributor.authorRowe, H. I.
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, E. T.
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, L. E.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:21:19Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2001-07-01
dc.identifier.citationRowe, H. I., Bartlett, E. T., & Swanson, L. E. (2001). Ranching motivations in 2 Colorado counties. Journal of Range Management, 54(4), 314-321.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003098
dc.identifier.doi10.2458/azu_jrm_v54i4_rowe
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643875
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this Colorado study were to assess primary reasons ranchers choose to stay or sell the ranch, compare the motivations for ranching between a traditional agriculturally based county and a rapidly developing county, and assess whether factors such as length of tenure, fiscal dependency on ranching, and dependency on public lands play roles in decisions to sell. Personal interviews were conducted with 37 ranchers. While land use conversion occurs for a wide variety of reasons, lack of heirs and detrimental public policy were important reasons given for selling ranches. Responses showed Routt County (a rapidly developing county) ranchers were more likely to sell due to land use conversion related issues than Moffat County ranchers (p = 0.056). Ranchers with a longer legacy on their land reported that profitability, having likely heirs, and continuing tradition enhanced their reasons to stay. Groups more "at risk" of selling were non-homesteading ranchers close to retirement, larger ranches, and ranchers dependent on ranching for income with declining profits. Large ranch owners experiencing land use conflicts with non-ranchers and ranchers modestly dependent on public forage experiencing changes in public policy regulations and land use conflicts also indicated a higher proclivity to sell. Noting how groups of ranchers are impacted by different changes can help refine community efforts related to land use conversion and create more thoughtful policy measures.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectpublic domain
dc.subjectgeographical variation
dc.subjecturban development
dc.subjecturbanization
dc.subjectsurveys
dc.subjectland ownership
dc.subjectranching
dc.subjectland use
dc.subjectfarmers' attitudes
dc.subjectissues and policy
dc.subjectprofitability
dc.subjectrangelands
dc.subjectColorado
dc.subjectrangeland policy
dc.subjectregulation
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.subjectpublic lands
dc.subjecturban development
dc.subjectland use conversion
dc.titleRanching motivations in 2 Colorado counties
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume54
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage314-321
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T05:21:19Z


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