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:

Bright Future For Texas Oysters

Quoting the very interesting article below, “The future of oysters in Texas looks pretty bright. From thriving oyster restoration to new oyster mariculture opportunities, it will be exciting to see how things continue to evolve […]

Life on a Beaver Dam

Produced by Dave Ruane, who says: “Beaver dams are amazing. They create a diverse and changing habitat for lots of wildlife and a convenient “bridge” too! On this dam I had over 100-clips of raccoons […]

A Legacy of Tinderbox Forests

“Quoting the author below, ” Fire caused by the effects of climate change will require human intervention of another order (of magnitude).  

Desert Permaculture: Using a Stock Tank for Irrigation

Stock tanks can be easily and cheaply modified to serve the additional purpose of restoring grasslands for cattle and wildlife.   NOTE: this post was originally published on April 24, 2017   

How Bison Are Saving America’s Lost Prairie

Bison on Oklahoma’s tall grass prairie.  

Native American Lawmakers Seek Federal Help on Montana Bison

“Because they are mismanaged, bison carry and spread brucellosis, a highly contagious, bacterially-caused disease that causes spontaneous abortions in cattle and other animals, and also poses a serious threat to human health. The goal of […]

Miracle in the Nevada Desert

Beaver and cattle are symbiotic. Together they can turn desert into wetlands.   NOTE: this post was originally published on April 19, 2017. 

A Few Pretty Horses: BLM, Critics Butt Heads Over Idaho Mustang Management

“Quoting the authors below, “Wild horse advocates note that, while horses died out in North America more than 10,000 years ago, they evolved here. Horses aren’t an invasive species, they say, just a re-introduced one.” […]

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

Grazing Forested Rangelands

“An excellent discussion of why, how, when and where to graze Canadian forests.  

Early Sonoran “Elephant” Hunters

“Gomphotheres were members of the diverse, extinct family Gomphotheriidae. Gomphotheres were one of several elephant-like animals common in North America. These disappeared abruptly with the arrival of early indian hunters on the American continent, about […]

Plow and Tractor for Desert Grassland Keyline Subsoiling

What plow and tractor combination is most cost effective for restoring desert grassland with Keyline water practices? We call our method of desert grassland restoration Drought Busters. It combines: (1) subsoil plowing, (2) water harvesting […]

Chronic Wasting Disease Test Developed by Scientists

“A very good discussion of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and a new test for live animals.  

Beaver and Coho Salmon

Salmon and trout fishermen take note: beaver are essential to healthy fish stocks.   Barrier from John F. Williams on Vimeo. This Video is Made for Seattle Minute Movies

Whooping Cranes Are Nesting in Texas for the First Time in Over a Century

“Whooping Cranes seem to be continuing their slow recovery.  

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.

City of Spokane Uses 200 Goats for Fire Prevention

Quoting Spokane’s Parks Director, ” (Goat grazing) is an economically and ecologically friendly way to manage brush density.”  

Idaho’s Bighorn Sheep

  Idaho’s big bighorn rams in the Big Lost and Hells Canyon.

Utah Mountain Goat Statewide Management Plan

“The National Parks Service is on a mission to eradicate wild goats from Teton and Yellowstone Parks, based on “competition”. Utah disagrees with their premise.   Quoting Utah’s goat management plan, “Even where both (bighorn […]

Holistic Grazing in the Arizona / Sonora Borderlands

Cattle are grazed in any spot for 6-hours, followed by 18-months recovery.   NOTE: this post was originally published on April 5, 2017  

Burning But Not Learning?

“According to ecologist-rancher Bill Simpson, animal impact, especially from wild horses, will better control wildfires and preserve fisheries than prescribed burns and dam removals. Here is an original point of view on a topic that […]