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Holistic Management Handbook, Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits, by Jody Butterfield, Sam Bingham, Allan Savory

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world's grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This third edition of Holistic Management Handbook: Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits is the long-awaited companion volume to the classic text Holistic Management, Third Edition. Crafted under the direction of Savory's longtime collaborator Jody Butterfield, this handbook is the key to developing a comprehensive holistic land plan based on Savory's principles that will help you to restore health to your land and ensure a stable, sustainable livelihood from its bounty. This new edition, thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined, explains the planning procedures described in Holistic Management, and offers step-by-step instructions for running a ranch or farm using a holistic management approach. Butterfield and her coauthors describe how to use the handbook in conjunction with the textbook to tailor a management plan for your unique combination of land, livestock, and finances. Their mantra is "plan, monitor, control, and replan." Using a four-part approach, the authors walk readers through basic concepts and techniques, help them put a plan onto paper, monitor the results, and adjust the details as needed. Appendixes provide updated worksheets, checklists, planning and monitoring forms, and detailed examples of typical scenarios a user might encounter. The handbook includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. Ranchers, farmers, pastoralists, social entrepreneurs, government agencies, and NGOs working to address global environmental degradation will find this comprehensive handbook an indispensable guide to putting the holistic management concept into action with tangible results they can take to the bank
Table Of Contents
Preface-. PART 1. Holistic Financial Planning -- Generating Lasting Wealth -- PART 2. Holistic Planned Grazing -- Getting Animals to the Right Place at the Right Time, with the Right Behavior -- PART 3. Holistic Ecological Monitoring -- .Keeping Management Proactive -- PART 4. Holistic Land Planning- Designing the Ideal Layout of Facilities for a Grazing Operation -- Appendix 1. The Context Checks in Summary -- Appendix 2. Holistic Financial Planning Forms -- Appendix 3. Grazing Two or More Herds in the Same Grazing Unit -- Appendix 4. A More Refined Method for Calculating Grazing Period Adjustment Based on Herd Size Changes -- Appendix 5. Grazing Planning Forms -- Appendix 6. Interpreting Your Monitoring: 5 Scenarios -- Appendix 7. Ecological Monitoring Forms -- Glossary
Literary Form
non fiction
3rd ed. 2019.
Second edition published as Holistic management handbook : healthy land, healthy profits / Jody Butterfield, Sam Bingham, and Allan Savory. ©2006. Originally published as a revised edition of Holistic resource management workbook / Sam Bingham with Allan Savory. ©1990
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1 online resource (X, 254 p.)
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