Of Life & Land

An occasional series airing during Morning Edition.

Of Life & Land explores our shared sense of place and how our landscapes define who we are.

A Lifetime of Living Off The Land

Nov 7, 2016
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In this Of Life & Land episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with life-long Montezuma County resident Wade Wilson to discuss his family's history in the area, and his hopes and concerns for the future of the agricultural heritage and open spaces of southwest Colorado.

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In this episode of Of Life & Land, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ryan Brown, whose family has been in the Mancos Valley for over one hundred years, about his family history and why conservation of their ranch property was an important step in honoring and preserving that history.

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Of Life & Land is KSJD's occasional series of interviews that explores our shared sense of place and how our landscapes define who we are. For this episode, Tom Yoder went to visit with Jack and Patricia Burk at their kitchen table to talk about living and ranching in the Mancos Valley, and how it has shaped their views on public lands and land conservation.

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Marilyn Colyer is a woman who has spent her life living and exploring in the La Plata Mountains and learning about the diversity of plants and animals there along the way. KSJD's Tom Yoder visited with her and her three dogs at her ranch near Echo Basin to hear about how her life was shaped by her experiences in the Mancos Valley and the mountains of the area, and why she decided to conserve her land for future generations to enjoy.

Landscapes and Our Shared Sense of Place

Jan 27, 2016
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The values that we attached to our landscapes provide us with an important shared sense of place. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck and MB McAfee about why they have chosen to conserve their land so that we can all enjoy the landscapes we appreciate far into the future.