The View From Bald Hill
The View From Bald Hill; Thirty Years in an Arizona Grassland
by Carl E. Bock and Jane H. Bock
The first domestic livestock to the American Southwest in 1540. Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have changed the shape of these arid grasslands. The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in the high desert of southeastern Arizona is an 8,000-acre sanctuary where grazing has been banned since 1968. Carl and Jane Bock's account is a summery of the results of their fieldwork from thirty years of research at the ranch, providing an intimate look at the natural history of this unique site, illuminating many issues pertaining to the protection and restoration of our nation's grasslands along the way.