Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2005


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 15, No. 1, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


The Farm as Natural Habitat shows how wildlife need not be banished to distant parks but can and should be integrated into our farming systems. Editors Dana and Laura Jackson have organized a delightful collection of eighteen essays, linked by insightful transitions, addressing "the connection between the grocery list and the endangered species list, between farms and nature." A related theme concerns the "bullying notion" that holds the advance of industrial, habitat-destroying agriculture as inevitable.