The 8th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands: Livestock, Tourism, and Spirit, was held on September 7-12, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado to encourage actions toward issues and opportunities involving private lands, their owners/operators, and cooperating public and private agencies, organizations, and businesses. These digital collections include plenary presentations, topical symposia, Jed's Corner (attendee interviews with puppet Jedediah Johnston), a Blue Valley Ranch field trip video, the congress summary, and the final program and abstracts.

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  • How to use storytelling techniques to better communicate science & policy 

    Author(s):Calderazzo, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    "Science is the greatest of all adventure stories," says physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe. "It's been unfolding for thousands of years as we have sought to understand ourselves and our surroundings ...
  • Jed's corner with Elizabeth Pienaar 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Elizabeth Pienaar.
  • Jed's song 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) sings a song he wrote putting into prespective his time spent at the Congress.
  • Jed's corner with Delwin Benson 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Delwin Benson.
  • Closing ceremonies and celebration of outcomes with Delwin Benson 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Remarks cover: What we accomplished here -- Visual overviews -- What we can accomplish next -- Next venue -- International home -- Use of LandHelp for conservation communications and home for congress proceedings -- Video ...
  • Keynote speaker Chad Bishop: Colorado parks and wildlife 

    Author(s):Bishop, Chad
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
  • Jed's corner with Emily Thompson 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Emily Thompson.
  • Blue Valley Ranch field trip 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Blue Valley Ranch is the foundation sponsor of our Congress. This all day excursion included stops highlighting its habitat improvement and agricultural programs with discussion of management methods and monitoring results. ...
  • Jed's corner with Mark Jones 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Mark Jones.
  • Jed's corner 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) discusses his time at the Congress.
  • Overview of private lands programs, past and present, An 

    Author(s):Morgan, Ken; Morgan, Ken
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Since the inception of the Colorado Division of Wildlife over 100 years ago (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife), wildlife managers have depended on developing and maintaining working relationships with private landowners to ...
  • Jed's corner with Jon Haufler 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Jon Haufler.
  • Conservation in the 21st century - thinking big, the public good, and private lands 

    Author(s):Hayes, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Conservation and stewardship of our natural resources have been fundamental to the missions of a number of our public agencies in the United States since their inception. However, as important as public lands have been for ...
  • Jed's corner with Steve Belinda 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Steve Belinda.
  • Jed's corner with Mike Panagos 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Jedediah Johnston (puppet) interviews Mike Panagos.
  • Conservation policy needs for privately owned grasslands 

    Author(s):Manes, Robert; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The concept of affecting conservation at large scales is relatively simple: If strategies can be applied across traditional boundaries, then fragmenting effects of development and land management can be ameliorated for ...
  • Congress for wildlife and livelihoods on private and communal lands: livestock, tourism, and spirit - final program and abstracts 

    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; programs (documents); abstracts (summaries)
  • Congress for wildlife and livelihoods on private and communal lands: livestock, tourism, and spirit: summary 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; summaries; letters (correspondence)
    Includes: a brief summary of congress, a thank you note from Dr. Benson and a short video.
  • Introduction to land and animal ownership 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Private lands are used for wildlife and livelihoods on 2/3rds of the US including Colorado. Eastern US and Colorado is more private and the West more public. In Colorado, private lands dominate the eastern short grass ...
  • Introductions to congress and important issues 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Dr. Benson addresses the Congress participants asking them the consider the "spirit of things" (i.e. the spirit of wanting to recognize the values of private sector, communal sector, and the problems that happen with those ...

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