“When James, his dad and grandfather acquired land, they were always careful to include water rights. As James says, ‘Beside cattle, you need just a few things to be a successful cattleman – water and good grass.’ In 1902, the Big Timber Creek Water Right and Diversion project was established, and today provides water rights to several ranchers in the region. Recently a lawsuit was filed to block the delivery of this water, hoping it would help stop grazing on public lands. In a victory for ranchers everywhere, this attempt was defeated in court. It’s a sad commentary on our litigious society that valuable time and resources must be spent defending our property and rights.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer
This beautiful award-winning 12×11 fine art, hard bound, coffee table book featuring over 30 ranches in 17 states with nearly 600 photographs will make a wonderful addition to any home or office, and be a showing of your support for America’s struggling farm and ranch families.