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.
Thanks very much.