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When the Fire Came – A Rancher Works Through Oregon’s Holiday Farm Fire

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The Holiday Farm fire was just one of many fires burning in Oregon in September, and one of four tha
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John Marble grew up on a terribly conventional ranch with a large family where each kid had their own tractor. Surviving that, he now owns a small grazing and marketing operation that focuses on producing value through managed grazing. He oversees a diverse ranching operation, renting and owning cattle and grasslands while managing timber, wildlife habitat and human relationships. His multi-species approach includes meat goats, pointing dogs and barn cats. He has a life-long interest in ecology, trying to understand how plants, animals, soils and humans fit together. John spends his late-night hours working on fiction, writing about worlds much less strange than this one.


  1. Douglas McCarty says:

    John, great article. We lived through the smoke (the fire was on a different trajectory, or trajectories) last month as well, down here on the Creswell/Eugene line. I look forward to coming across you sometime in person.

  2. Richard says:

    Thanks, John, for sharing of hope, diverse friendships and kindness in times such as these.

  3. red Slusser says:

    May it rain. Glad you made it thru!

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