When: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Vista Grande Library, 1556 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande, AZ
A. Thomas Cole will speak about his book Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch at Vista Grande Library. A. Thomas Cole spent thirty-two years as a small-town lawyer in Casa Grande, Arizona. For his so-called “retirement,” Cole and his wife Lucinda have been rehabilitating a ranch in southwestern New Mexico, where they focus on protecting wildlife and wildlife habitats, wetland restoration, and carbon sequestration. Their aim is to draw down their carbon use and to encourage others to do the same.
About the book:
Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch tells the story of a decades-long habitat restoration project in southwestern New Mexico. Rancher-owner A. Thomas Cole explains what inspired him and his wife, Lucinda, to turn their retirement into years dedicated to hard work and renewal. The book shares the past and present history of a very special ranch south of Silver City, which is home to a rare type of regional wetland, a fragile desert grassland ecosystem, archaeological sites, and a critical wildlife corridor in a drought-stricken landscape.