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.

Latest articles

Read more about wildlife and management practices in America:

BLM to Finalize Rule Allowing Federal Leases Targeted at Protection of Natural Area

This rule is widely seen as anti-cattle and hunting.  

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox Vows to Sue Over New BLM Landscape Rule

“According to Utah Governor Cox , BLM’s proposed Public Lands Rule could effectively lock outtraditional activities such as livestock grazing, certain recreational uses and commercial hunt guiding.   This would be very bad for wildlife […]

Wyman Meinzer’s West Texas

A beautiful portrayal of a unique part of our country.      A WALTZ ACROSS WEST TEXASWyman Meinzer, the Texas State Photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo […]

Buffalo Facts

Surprising Facts About Buffalo | The American Buffalo | A Film by Ken Burns | PBS   

Battle for the American West How Four Elk Hunters and a Ladder Could Reshape Wyoming’s Chequered Frontiers

“For many years, access to public land has been increasingly denied by the managing agencies, under the misguided theory that human impact in any form is bad for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Logging, ranching, hunting, […]

Can Beavers Restore Far-West Texas?

Two so-called invasive species, cattle and beavers, have the power to restore desert habitats.     NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on April 12, 2017 AND on August 26, 2021.

Research Being Carried Out at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

“CKWRI is probably the leading wildlife research facility in the US.  

Alaska: Wolves vs Bull Caribou

Produced by Drew Williams who says, “A pack of wolves attacks a bull caribou near the Delta River in Alaska’s Interior.”    Alaska: Wolves vs Bull Caribou from Drew Williams on Vimeo   NOTE: […]

Failure to Recover

“As discussed below, 50-years into the Endangered Species Act, 3% of listed species have recovered – and that probably overstates the actual ‘successes’.  

Wood Bison Reintroduction

  Program reintroduces previously-believed extinct wood bison into the U.S.  

How Bison Are Saving America’s Lost Prairie

Bison on Oklahoma’s tall grass prairie.   NOTE: this post was originally publihsed to this site on September 13, 2021

Valerius Geist: When Do Wolves Become Dangerous to Humans?

“Valerius Geist was the world’s foremost deer authority. Born in Ukraine, Geist was  heir to millennia of Central European cultural memory of wolves. He was neither anti-wolf, nor in denial regarding the threat wolves can […]

Chihuahuan Grasslands

As discussed below, Chihuahuan Desert birds can be helped by planned grazing.  

A Field Guide for Wildlife Recovery

  The Endangered Species Act turned 50 in December 2023.  3% of species listed during its lifetime have recovered.   This report from the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) – a free market environmental […]

Idaho’s Bighorn Sheep

  Idaho’s big bighorn rams in the Big Lost and Hells Canyon.   NOTE: this post was originally posted to this site on August 22, 2021

As Tree Species Face Decline, ‘Assisted Migration’ Gains Popularity in Pacific Northwest

Cutting through their environmental jargon, the  invasive species plant warriors now propose massive transplanting of non-native trees to combat ‘climate change’. They call this ‘assisted migration’. Imagine how much they can spend on this!   […]

Earthworm Invaders

“As discussed below, earthworms are invaluable to the health of many natural systems.   As also discussed, virtually any earthworm found in North America belongs to a so-called “invasive species”.  Not only do we live […]

Introduction to the Volume (*American Megafaunal Extinctions..”.) — Extinction theories and theorists

The Pleistocene Extinctions occurred very recently (10,000-years ago) in North America. It was the largest and most sudden extinction event since the dinosaurs, 60-million years ago. This paper summarized the various theories about what caused […]

Diversity of Life at a Beaver Pond

  Posted to Vimeo by Susanna Kamon, who writes, “A compilation video of some of the wildlife that visited a beaver pond in New Hampshire over a six-month period. The series shows beavers, river otters, […]

100 Years Ago, the Last Wolverine Vanished From the Rockies. Now, It May Be Coming Home.

“Wolverine restoration in the West.  

Desert Aerators in Mexico

Where brush has grown into small trees, crushing the growth is a plausible alternative to poison.

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