Circle Ranch Game Cameras – Late Summer 2016


You are looking at the cheapest, fastest and most sustainable way to restore degraded desert grasslands: animal biodiversity.

Why is this so?

Because to be healthy, desert ranges need three things: (1) large, concentrated migratory bison herds or cattle grazed in a manner that mimics bison’s migratory patterns; (2) a lot of predators of all sizes; and, (3) a high, diverse population of prey species. Remove any of these and the system collapses.

Restoration ecology begins by increasing biodiversity, whereupon the system starts to recover.

2-Section: Elk & elk calves, pronghorn, mule deer, golden eagles, llamas, javelina & piglets.

2-Section Rim: Bighorn rams, ewes & lambs, mule deer & fawns,golden eagles, eagle & sheep sharing water.

Bezos Rim (mountains): Desert bighorn rams, ewes & lambs, golden eagles.

Box: Alpacas, llamas, cattle herd, pronghorn,

Bull Pasture (desert): Elk yearling bulls, cows & calves, elk & mule deer, cow, longhorn.

Diablo Peak (highest point on Circle Ranch at 6,500 feet): Golden eagles, bighorn rams, ewes & lambs, mule deer bucks, does & fawns, summer rainstorm on east rim.

Lobo Tank (desert): Longhorn cattle, jackrabbits, elk bulls, cows & calves, buzzards.

Meadows: Coyotes, Mule deer bucks does & fawns, pronghorn, elk cows & calves, buzzards.

Middle Pasture Rim: Javelina, burros, coyotes, bighorn, llamas, golden eagle.

West Pasture Rim: Coyotes, burros, mule deer, llamas, bighorn.

Oncies:  Golden eagle, mule deer, bighorn.

Tres Papalotes: Pronghorn, llamas, alpaca, mule deer, cattle.

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