Western Sprawl Alternative

Living on Earth
The World

Today, as more and more people pour into parts of the Western U.S., things are changing. Unless you are very rich, in many places land is now too expensive to buy for ranching. Colorado, for example, loses 90,000 acres of agricultural land each year to development. But, the folks of at least one rural county are fighting back. They’re preserving ranch land by offering landowners an alternative to selling out their community to sprawl. Becky Rumsey has our story.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Sign up for The Top of the World, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning.