Skip to content Skip to footer

Sagebrush Collaboration

How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge

This book tells the story of the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in early 2016, but puts the event in the historical and cultural context of Harney County. The collaborative culture that existed there helped the local community make it through the crisis. Chapter Four on “Collaboration” focuses on local collaborative problem-solving, especially the role of the High Desert Partnership, and is of special interest to rural community builders.

Author: Peter Walker
Year of Publishing: 2018
Number of Pages: 238

Please select book type and language before adding to your book bag.


  1. AustinWoodall (verified owner)

    The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge was huge news all over but I was a bit too young to truly understand it. When I saw this book I knew I had to read it. As a fan of local politics I would definitely recommend it. It does an excellent job of telling the whole story of this incident.

  2. Firechild94 (verified owner)

    This book gave a great insight to the wildfire refuge

  3. hswren (verified owner)

    Very informative and a worthwhile read!

  4. Alex Sifford (verified owner)

    An excellent book! Having worked in Harney County many years ago & still recreating there, it captures the evolving community character well. How folks work together there is a model for any locale. I would recommend for anyone wanting to know more about our largest County and Eastern Oregon too.

  5. ashleyjohnsonbend (verified owner)

    Meaningful and powerful read!

  6. FFFbooks123 (verified owner)

    A perspective into the history of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge takeover and how the county responded. I’m sure there’s another side to the story.

  7. millspjo (verified owner)

    Never looked into this skirmish past the surface. Informative on background and where the community stood.

Only logged in users who have ordered this book can leave a review