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:
Feral Desert Donkeys Are Digging Wells, Giving Water to Parched Wildlife
As reported below, wild burros – like their ancient ancestors – are essential to the health of wildlife in American deserts.
Wildfire continues to devastate the American West at increasing rates. According to some, the plan that could combat the danger of forest fire lies in the complicated history and present role of the wild horse. […]
Tasmanian Devils Born on Australian Mainland for First Time in 3,000 Years
These animals probably disappeared from the Australian mainland in large part due to human impact. They will likely thrive when reintroduced – if they are protected. America also has species that were successfully reintroduced […]
Predators including wolves can cull weak or sick deer, elk and caribou much better than any wildlife “manager”. This makes predators the best means of removing CWD-infected animals from our wild herds.
Wild Horses and Donkeys Dig Wells in the Desert, Providing Water for Wildlife
Horses and burros evolved in North America, where they and their ancestors were present for 50-million years, far-longer than any large ‘native’ species except pronghorn. As reported in the article below, we now are […]
This is a 4-1/2 minute video about the “Plug-and-Spread” method of harvesting water from gullies. Water harvesting including Plug and Spread, in combination with Keyline sub-soiling, wild animal impact and planned grazing of cattle are […]
New Montana Laws Change Response to Grizzly Bear Management
The bear emergency is over, and it is a wonderful thing. However, as they have recovered grizzlies have spread out of their sanctuaries and into areas where people live. Greater grizzly recovery cannot succeed […]
Drought Busters 101 : A 21-Minute Video on Desert Grassland Restoration
“Drought Busters” is an inexpensive, quick, physiologically and economically sustainable method of habitat and wildlife restoration. We call it Drought Busters because it increases effective rainfall by rebuilding soil fertility and the soil’s ability to […]
Those who believe that Holistic Planned Grazing is not supported by science should watch this presentation by Dr. Richard Teaque, formerly of Texas A&M. About Savory Institute: Grasslands represent 1/3 of the Earth’s terrestrial […]
TPWD Commission Approves Hunting Regulation Changes for 2021-22 Seasons
“Western game commissions might consider Texas’ relatively few and simple rules, which stand in stark contrast to the bewildering tangle of their own. Texas’ work very well, and unlike hunters in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana […]
Holistic management uses a long term planning process that assigns to environmental and social outcomes the same importance as profits. In addition to being particularly suited to the deserts of far-West Texas, its grazing and […]
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).