SometimesI see an article that is so wonderfully whacky it just has to go in The Digest. So get singing!
Though multiple-use conservationists (use the land for multiple
purposes) and forever-wild preservationists (solely set aside land for
nonhuman species) seem to be at odds, this article argues that key
figures such as Gifford Pinchot and John Muir discredit this perceived
discordance. As well, it probes into the unexplored arena of cowboy
music gatherings as productive places for cooperation between the two
groups. First, mystique of the cowboy is examined and unraveled through
true stories of cowboy-environmentalist collaboration. This article
addresses how cowboy poetry festivals function as entertainment and
meeting places to support sustainable behavior through community-based
social marketing techniques.