I found Courtney White through his books about carbon, conservation, ranching and the New West. He asked how I found these books but I had no answer. They seemingly just appeared in my vehicle where they have resided ever since. It is difficult to put a label on Courtney, and based on what he does in his working life, this is a good thing. Labels have worked to hold us back over the past decades, especially when labels come in the form of things like “environmentalist,” “conservationist,” or “rancher.” Many of us think we know what these titles mean, but often our actions and speech proves we don’t.
If these topics seem interesting to you then start with his published works. Grass, Soil and Hope as well as Age of Consequences are what got me hooked. Now it’s your turn to consume those pages. Wanted to say “Thank you” to Courtney for being so generous with his time on a smoldering New Mexico day.