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.

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Read more about rangelands and land management practices:

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 […]

One Creature Changed the Countryside and Our Lives More Than Any Other. Meet the Horses That Built Britain

As discussed in the article below, horses evolved in the Americas, and crossed to Europe and Asia during previous ice ages.   Domestic horses are central to human civilizations – including those of North America. […]

Fuel, Fire, and Wild Horses

Wildfire continues to devastate the American West at increasing rates. According to some, the plan that could combat the danger of forest fire lies in the complicated history and present role of the wild horse. […]

Incentivizing Wildlife Stewardship

The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of listed species from going extinct, but only 2% of listed species have actually recovered. Property & Environment Research Center (PERC) believes we can do better.     […]

Grass Fed Beef: Farm to Fork Wyoming

Fourth generation Wyoming ranchers, Bobby and Brendan Thoman, return cattle to the family operation – using an elegant logic of healthier soil and a focus on both the cow and customer.     NOTE: this […]

Keyline Desert Ranch

This video is about Keyline soil restoration on a desert ranch in Northern Mexico.   Keyline “flood-flow” channels are combined with Keyline contour ripping between “flood-flow” channels. Both channels and rip patterns are on contours […]

Markets for Conservation: Reining in the Wild Horse Crisis

There are more wild horses and burros on the public landscape allotted to them than that range can sustain. Beautiful as they are, these animals are degrading the range and they compete for water and forage with […]

Keyline in the Desert 2-Years Later With 78 Mm of Rain in the Year 2022

Below is an interesting video showing the results of Keyline treatment 2-years later, after 3 inches of rainfall. Although the video is in Spanish, the results of the area that was treated, and the area […]

The American Heritage of Wild Horses

As discussed in the article below, horses DID NOT arrive in the Americas around 1492: They were already there.   Horses evolved in the Americas; horses did not exist anywhere else before 17,000 years ago. […]

The Role of Ruminants in Environmental Health

An excellent video from the Savory Center for Holistic Management, in Zimbabwe.      The thinking described is largely missing from the management of our public ranges, forests, and national parks, even though ALL […]

Regulators, Landowners Form Habitat Protection Partnership

As discussed in the article below, it is ESSENTIAL that public forest managers and the private landowners that border them work collaboratively.   This needs to happen in the Greater Yellowstone area.  

Let’s Tell the Truth About Wolf Predation

“As discussed below, actual livestock deaths from wolf predation are few, and greatly exaggerated.  

Bad News for Wildlife and Habitat: Use of Vietnam-Era Plant Poison More Than Quadruples

  The Wall Street Journal, arguably one of the most respected newspapers in the country, has swallowed the Kool-Aid, or, in this case, the 2-4-D. If readers were to accept this piece at face value, […]

Breaking the Code on the Invisible Fenceline

“Someday soon, a workable livestock grazing collar – such as what is described in the article below –  will transform restorative grazing practices.

‘Rewilding’ Horses Aims to Mitigate Wildfires, Reduce Insured Losses

Wild Horse Fire Brigade’s Natural Wildfire Abatement and Forest Protection Plan is designed to relocate wild horses from Bureau of Land Management facilities into the wilderness, an effort designed to reduce the size and intensity […]

Firefighters Boost Use of Prescribed Burns in Bid to Prevent Massive Wildfires

According to the article below, “The aim of the prescribed burns is to rob natural infernos of the combustible material that has stoked the megafires that have ravaged communities in the region in recent years.” […]

A Bird’s-eye view of the Dingambombwe Conservancy Cattle Herd

Here is a great aerial time lapse visual of Africa Center for Holistic Management (ACHM) herd moving through the conservancy regenerating as they go. Note: With many thanks to the ACHM newsletter, where this was […]

5,000 Years Later, Beavers Return to the High Plains of West Texas

As discussed below. “Beavers were later trapped and exterminated nearly to extinction during the North American fur trade, which … contributed to the destruction of critical wetlands that moisturized dehydrated landscapes, supported biodiversity, and lowered […]

Horse Nations

Coming home: As discussed below, “Horses evolved millions of years ago in North America and, after spreading to Eurasia and Africa, went extinct in their homeland at the end of the last ice age. Along […]

Glyphosate for Breakfast?

As discussed below, “American applications of Glyphosate – the most heavily-used chemical weed killer in human history – increased sixteen-fold between 1987 and 2007. Today, traces of the chemical are found far from the farm. […]

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