Wildlife

Wildlife, especially game species, capture human’s imagination.

They are iconic symbols of the health of our wide open spaces. Attempts to manage them as if they are industrialized livestock is ill-conceived and ill-fated. Wildlife are part of nature’s whole. To improve their future, we have to improve their habitat from the soil up.

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Read more about wildlife and management practices in America:

All About Moose for Kids

The moose is the largest member of the deer family and one of the largest mammals in North America! With its distinctive antlers and unusual face, moose are easy to recognize! They live in northern […]

How Wildlife Bridges Over Highways Make Animals—And People—Safer

“These remarkable structures are restoring wildlife migrations.  

The Bugs We Can’t Live Without

“As discussed below, “Without insects, the world’s populations of larger insectivorous species like birds, bats and freshwater fish would simply collapse”.

Wyoming’s Big Game Migrations 50 Years after the Creation of the Wilderness Areas

“Pitchstone Waters is just west of the Winegar Hole and Jedidiah Smith Wilderness Areas shown in this video. At this time, elk are migrating out of the Parks through us as an early winter drops […]

Lessons From the Prairie

 A Land-Management Legend Offers 50 Years of Soil-Nourishing Wisdom.

How to Let Grow

“How do we “rewild” areas where the native species are now extinct? In England, they use “exotic” species as substitutes. This common sense would collide with so-called “invasive species biology” in most of the US.

A Deer Migration You Have to See to Believe | National Geographic

Researchers have only recently found the longest large animal migration in the continental United States: mule deer migrate 150 miles in western Wyoming each year. As shown on the video’s map, one end of this […]

Colorado Wildfire Killed 80 Percent of River’s Fish Population

The forest agencies maintain their regulations curtailing grazing and logging help fisheries, habitat, wildlife and the public. As this article shows, the opposite is true. An unintended consequence of curtailing active management  is catastrophic wildfire. […]

Bull Moose at Pitchstone Waters

These photos, taken on October 5, 2019 along the Fall River on Pitchstone Waters’ north meadows about five miles below the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, features a bull moose. As winter approaches, we […]

Goats Clearing Meadows and Forest at Pitchstone Waters #3

Third in a series: On the Fall River in Idaho, 5-miles from the southwest corner of Yellowstone Park, we use goats instead of herbicides to control weeds and stimulate grasses in sagebrush meadows. Goats Clearing […]

Dozens of Failed Climate Predictions Stretch 80 Years Back

According to the article below, the many dire climate predictions issued over the last 80 years have one thing in common—they were mostly wrong.   And speaking of completely mistaken forecasts, for more than a […]

Banish Roundup From the Farm? It’ll Take More Than Lawsuits

Considering that three generations of American farmers, ranchers and wildlife managers have been taught that pesticides are inherently safe, and the answer to most agricultural problems can be found in a bottle, the attitudes expressed […]

Carbon Emissions Get a Fix on the Farm

“Regenerative agriculture offers inexpensive ways to address global warming.

Goats Clearing Meadows and Forest at Pitchstone Waters #2

On the Fall River in Idaho, 5-miles from the southwest corner of Yellowstone Park, we use goats instead of herbicides to control weeds and stimulate grasses in sagebrush meadows.   Goats Clearing Meadows and Forest […]

Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter

In nature, different animals eat different kinds of plants and there are specific species for every such “ecological niche”. Where native animals have gone missing, domestic goats can be used to replace animals that once […]

Pitchstone Waters Artificial Beaver Dams #2

Restoring an abandoned beaver meadow in an Idaho forest near Yellowstone Park. Second of a series. Pitchstone Waters Artificial Beaver Dams #2 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.

Head of Key Meteorological Organization Slams Climate Extremists, in Unprecedented Move

“As discussed below, fake science used by climate extremists is a major obstacle to the intelligent discussion of global climate change.

As Wolverines Battle to Survive, Warming Poses a New Threat

“Wolverines are threatened by climate change according to the authors of the article below. What they miss however, is that as warming climate moves weather-zones north and south, habitat loss in one any range of latitude […]

Pitchstone Waters Artificial Beaver Dams #1

Restoring an abandoned beaver dam in an Idaho forest near Yellowstone Park. Pitchstone Waters Artificial Beaver Dams #1 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.

Wild Pups Romp Again in an African Paradise

This is part of a remarkable success story from Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park. The success there shows how fast systems can recover when keystone grazers, numerous prey species and the full compliment of predators are […]

Colorado Black Bear Drags Dumpster Down Street Trying to Get Food

If you can’t crack the safe, steal it instead…