To understand how we got to where we are today, hosts Alex and Jared go to Albert Sommers’ operation and the Green River Drift, a cattle migration in Wyoming that’s been taking place for generations. We’ll learn about the land management policies that shaped predator eradication, public lands, and the West we know today.
Links from How did we get here?
Nathan Sayre’s “History of Rangeland Policy” talk from Beyond Conflict, WLA event in 2021
Nathan Sayre’s book: The Politics of Scale
Threshold’s season on bison: Oh, Give Me A Home
Feature-length documentary about the Green River Drift: The Drift
CBS News segment on the Green River Drift
If you’re interested in learning more about the homesteading days in the Upper Green, you can head to the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum near Pinedale, Wyoming. The museum is located about 7 miles south of the Cora Junction on US 191 on the East Green River Road, Just west of Pinedale Wyoming. For more information, call the Museum of the Mountain Man(307-367-4101), or find it on Facebook
Working Wild U is a production of Montana State University Extension and Western Landowners Alliance with support from the Arthur M Blank Family Foundation, Western SARE and listeners like you.
Today’s episode was produced by Alex Few, Jared Beaver, Matthew Collins, Zach Altman and Abby Nelson.
Hosted by Jared Beaver and Alex Few.
Directed and Edited by Zach Altman, with Mixing and Mastering by Gabe Sweeney.
Marketing by Louis Wertz. Music is from Artlist and Blue Dot Sessions.
Special thanks to Nick Mott, Albert Sommers, Ed Bangs, and Nathan Sayre.
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