Ranching, particularly in the desert, is a tough life. When the ranch she loved came under threat Heidi Redd found a unique way to protect the land she had come to cherish. Long after she has left the ranch for the last time this landscape east of Canyonlands National Park will be protected from development.
“We are all extractive industries, from tourism, to climbers, to cattle, we extract a lot from the landscape, and if we aren’t willing to put more back than we take, that is when trouble happens. We have to be prepared to pay the price of keeping this landscape, not just thinking it is here for us to take over and control and enjoy without payment.”