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.
Read more about wildlife and management practices in America:
During the Drought
In low rain areas, maintaining plant coverage through periodic planned grazing and limited mechanized soil disruption are basic principles of regenerative farming and regenerative grazing. These work wonders for cows, crops and wildlife. NOTE: […]
Hailing From the Primordial Realm, Meet Mother Nature: Goddess of Earth’s Ecosystems
Don’t miss this hilarious little video from Whole Foods. As they put it, “With over 50 (million) years of experience, Mother Nature’s job is to maintain the harmony that keeps the planet spinning. Things […]
Desert Bighorn, Mule Deer and Cougar in High Desert Mountains of Far-West Texas
Desert Mountain Wildlife #2 – part of a series on wildlife pictures was taken in Winter 2017, at Circle Ranch in the Sierra Diablo Mountains of far-West Texas. The series contains many wildlife photos, and, […]
Bill Negley of San Antonio, Texas, remains the only sportsman ever to successfully hunt all of Africa’s “Big Five” (elephant, lion, cape buffalo, rhino and leopard) with a conventional bow (102-pound recurve) and no rifle backup. […]
Grand Teton National Park Hopes Collaboration, Not Closures, Will Protect Bighorn Sheep
According to the “experts” quoted below, backcountry skiers threaten bighorn sheep numbers. This is contrary to our hands-on, 20-year experience with the desert bighorn sheep in far-West Texas. If humans don’t harass them, bighorn […]
Livestock Pond Attracts Wildlife in Idaho Forests Near Yellowstone Park
At Pitchstone Waters in the Idaho forests near Yellowstone Park, we built a small stock pond to keep our cattle drinkers filled. This pond and other water additions are heavily used by a wide variety […]
Bayer Blasts ‘Unscientific’ Rejection by Mexican Regulator of GMO Corn Permit
As discussed below, Mexico does not want Monsanto/Bayer’s Roundup-laced food. Any discussion of GMO safety is in truth a discussion of Roundup (glyphosate). GMO corn is modified to tolerate the poison, which is linked to […]
Why Beavers Were Parachuted Into the Idaho Wilderness 73 Years Ago
Parachuting beavers – Jump ahead to 7:20 to see how the Idaho Fish and Game Department relocated beavers using parachutes. The department made this 14-minute film in the 1950s to show how fur-bearing animals are […]
Grizzly Pond Wildlife, Summer 2021 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo. At Pitchstone Waters Ranch 5-miles southwest of Yellowstone Park on the Fall River, we built a small ‘turkey nest’ pond, to gravity feed […]
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” states Allan Savory in his quiet but inspirational form. NOTE: this post was originally published on May 10, 2017 Desertification is […]
Quoting the producer, “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, bear mother and cubs, mink, […]
Here is a gulley treatment that restores grassland and recharges aquifers. NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on May 8, 2017. Gulleys for Grassland Restoration from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.
Masters of Desert Survival, Can Saguaros Survive Wildfires?
According to the article below, saguaros are being harmed by buffelgrass wildfires. “The biggest threat for saguaros in climate change isn’t the heat or the drought. It’s fire that sweeps in and burns extremely hot.” […]