Rangelands

Rangelands act as nature’s factories.

Sunlight is converted into vegetation that produces oxygen and sequesters carbon. The land, when covered with diverse vegetation, also serves as a sponge, slowing rain as it hits the land, funneling it into aquifers below or filtering it as it runs into streams, rivers and lakes and eventually into saltwater estuaries.

Rangelands also provide wildlife habitat and the viewsheds that lift the human spirit.

Latest articles

Read more about rangelands and land management practices:

Functional Traits – Not Nativenes – Shape the Effects Of Large Mammalian Herbivores on Plant Communities

For decades the assumption shared by conservation dogma and Invasive Species “Biology” has been that non-native animals – by definition – harm native habitat and plants. This belief is often used to justify the ongoing […]

Fuel, Fire, and Wild Horses

Wildfire continues to devastate the American West at increasing rates.   As this video is posted, wildfires are burning across more than 768,000-acres of land in twelve Western states, and 500,000-acres in Canada. Ten fires […]

How We Treat Wild Horses

This video was created by Wild Horse Fire Brigade, a non-profit dedicated to expanding wild horse populations in order to reduce fire hazard on public lands. They challenge viewers with this question: “Do you want […]

Creosote, Cows & Keyline

“Creosote, Cows & Keyline is a 5-minute video which discusses a quick, cheap method to restore desertified desert grasslands. It was filmed in the high-mountain deserts of far-West Texas.”

This is Why Farmers Sell Their Weapons and Buy Donkeys

As described in this video, burros make excellent guards against wolves and coyotes.    

Bayer Ordered to Pay $2.25 Billion After Jury Links Herbicide Roundup to Cancer

“Another huge award against Roundup (glyphosate).  

Chukar Hunting in Utah’s West Desert

Adam Eakle joins Brett Wannacott and friends on a chukar hunt in the mountains of Utah’s West Desert. They show you how to hunt these devil birds for tons of fun, and shooting action.   […]

BlM Ends Use of ‘Cyanide Bomb’ to Kill Coyotes and Other Predators, Citing Safety Concerns

“This article discusses the continuing ‘War on Wildlife’ being waged against predators by government agencies.   These have done vast damage to wildlife.  

Drought Busters 101 : A 21-Minute Video on Desert Grassland Restoration

“Drought Busters” is an inexpensive, quick, physiologically and economically sustainable method of habitat and wildlife restoration. We call it Drought Busters because it increases effective rainfall by rebuilding soil fertility and the soil’s ability to […]

Plug and Spread Made Easy

This is a 4-1/2 minute video about the “Plug-and-Spread” method of harvesting water from gullies. Water harvesting including Plug and Spread, in combination with Keyline sub-soiling, wild animal impact and planned grazing of cattle are […]

At the Foot of a Melting Glacier in Peru, Llamas Helped Revitalize the Land

Llamas are camelids, the family of animals that also includes Bactrian and Dromedary camels, vicunas, alpacas and guanacos. These animals evolved in North America. Llamas and their ancestors were present in North America for 40 […]

When Horses Migrated to Eurasia

According to the paper and article below, horses – which evolved in North America –  traveled back and forth across the land bridge between present day Russia and Alaska several times over the last million […]

Regenerative Farming – A Quiet Revolution in Commercial Agriculture

“Outside Bismarck, ND is a ranch that exemplifies a quiet revolution in commercial agriculture. While more and more consumers learn about the overwhelming benefits of eating healthfully (preferably local, organic food), a growing number of […]

Lab Grown Artificial ‘Meat’ May Actually Be Worse for the Environment

Fake meat is a horrible idea which  cannot survive economically unless we are dumb enough to subsidize it.    Feedlot beef is BAD for the environment. In contrast, range raised beef – produced as nature […]

Healing the Land with One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Healing the Land with One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” is an inspirational short film that discusses regenerative agricultural practices on a Georgia farm.   This dying farm was regenerated using multi-species grazing in which all […]

Texas Testing New Feral Hog Poison in Race to Control Invasive Species

The widespread use of herbicides and pesticides (poisons) for wildlife “management” goes back to at least 1835 with the invention of strychnine.   For about 180 years now, wolves, coyotes, foxes, badgers, cougar, bear, bobcats, […]

Drought Busters: Restoring Desertified Desert Grasslands

We call the combination of wild animals, planned grazing, water harvesting, and Keyline subsoiling “Drought Busters”. Drought Busters is cheap, fast, poisons no plants, kills no animals, and increases the numbers and diversity of both. […]

Examples of Grassland Restoration – Allan Savory – Tufts University

Excerpted from Allan Savory’s presentation on January 25, 2013 at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, this segment highlights examples of how Holistic Management restores grasslands from land that’s degraded to desert. This innovative, natural, and simple […]

Parts Of Big Bend National Park To Close For Removal Of Non-Native Sheep

Texas’ war on wildlife and biodiversity continues.  CLICK HERE for the “Rest of the Story” on this insanity.

Dropping the Fences Episode 2: RAIN

Episode 2: After reading the signs, Johnny’s predictions of good rain come true after seven years of drought. Within weeks the veld is transformed in a great renewal as seeds that have lain dormant for […]

Wildlife Killing Contests – The Movie

The polite and restrained movie appearing below is not anti-hunting. In fact, it should be mandatory viewing for all hunters and wildlife lovers.   While most of the contests target predators, each shot fired damages […]

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