Gulleys for Grassland Restoration #4: Los Cuates Canyon at Circle Ranch

Gulleys for Grassland Restoration #4: Los Cuates Canyon discusses specific gulley problems and treatments in a mountain canyon at Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. It is one of a series that demonstrates how to remedy eroded roadbeds and gulleys: returning water to grasslands and plants, using natural rainfall to irrigate bare ground.


NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on July 31, 2017.


Gulleys for Grassland Restoration #4: Los Cuates Canyon at Circle Ranch from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.

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  • Thanks Chris,
    Sorry for the obvious question however is there a follow up on the changes that occurred following the works completed?
    All the best,

    • Hello Robert,

      I regret I do not have that information for you. We sold the ranch 3-years ago and I cannot report on whether the new owner has maintained the structures that functioned as a surface irrigation system. I do know that he removed livestock. Grazing (mowing) and irrigation require constant maintenance and repetition as you well know.

      These things worked well in West Texas over the 20-years we did them. We do these things in Idaho; they work but again, the process is continual. Results – good and bad – are seen much faster than in the deserts.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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