The Border. A line on a map, cutting one place into two pieces. Two sides, two countries. But perhaps the border is better understood as a “Third Country,” squeezed between the US and Mexico, a land with its own life
Arizona’s borderlands south of I-10 stretch from the Baboquivari Mountains to New Mexico. Seemingly limitless, largely absent of people, they seem “forever.” But, they’re not. They’re challenged by small communities spreading outward, ranchers converting their spreads to subdivisions, decreasing water
Rancher Sidney Spencer has been running her “no additives” cattle ranch for 17 years. Her talk at the Academy kicks off a three-part series describing the challenges facing the ranchers and townsfolk of Arizona’s borderlands.