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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Cloned Black Footed Ferret
Meet the world’s first cloned member of an endangered species. Some people think that extinct animals like mammoths could be resurrected by these methods, using cellular material found in frozen specimens.
“According to the professor interviewed below, bald eagles are now so numerous that they are sometimes found nesting in residential areas like yard birds. This shows what can be accomplished when we collectively decide to […]
Using Cows to Improve Wildlife Habitat and Increase Pronghorn
This is the second in a series about how domestic animals like cattle can help wildlife and habitat in desert grasslands. Our first introduced Cows and Quail, Albuquerque-based Holistic Management International’s range and wildlife program […]
“Anglers from across the world fish for salmon and steelhead below these brutes. Our favorite is Mount Veniaminof, pictured above. Its glacier melt feeds the Sandy River (note Veniaminof’s photo credit).
In Montana, Bears and Wolves Become Part of the Culture Wars
All sides of this debate want similar outcomes: Healthy habitat and wildlife. We cannot get these unless we also consider the people who live with these animals, and their livelihoods. Anyone who thinks or acts […]
Legislature Strips Game and Fish of Elk Feedground Closure Power
According to the 30-year veteran employee of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department quoted in the article below, agency decisions regarding wildlife need not give equal consideration to economic or social consequences. The mindset […]
Everything You Need to Know About Browning Shotguns
John Browning was the greatest gun designer who ever lived. He was from Ogden Utah, down the road from Pitchstone Waters Ranch. This video is all about Browning shotguns. Jonny breaks down some of their history/ […]
Preserving The Future of Grouse, Woodcock and Hunting – Ruffed Grouse Society
The Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forests for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. Without young forest habitat, populations of grouse […]
Stocking Rates vs. Grazing Days, Recovery Rates and Necessary Impact
Below is an excellent piece by our friend “Cowboy Bob” Kinford. For several years, he helped us manage cattle herds on the high deserts of far-West Texas. Paraphrasing Bob: Many holistic/regenerative grazers think that ultra-high […]
USDA Offers New Forest Management Incentive for Conservation Reserve Program
As reported below, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying people to engage in innovative forestry practices on private land. USDA says these practices reduce fire hazards, increase water retention in soil, and benefit […]
The 2021 campaign of the feds’ seemingly endless war on wildlife is described in the article below. 100-plus years into the misadventure of government funded predator removals the historian’s observation seems appropriate: “They had learnt […]