Circle Ranch Game Cameras: Using Biodiversity to Restore Desert Grasslands

Many wildlife “managers” try to eliminate most of the species pictured below to increase bighorn, or some other favored species like deer or pronghorn.

Their actions harm the animals they intend to help because biodiversity is necessary for healthy wild animals and habitat. Until our practices are based on this insight, wildlife and habitat will continue their present decline.

As these photos show, biodiversity is good, not bad, for native animals and plants.

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Wood Canyon: Desert bighorn rams, ewes & lambs.

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Diablo Peak: Golden eagles, buzzards, desert mule deer, desert bighorn rams, ewes & lambs, aoudad.

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 Tres Papalotes:  Mule deer, alpacas, llamas.

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Oncie’s Fenceline: Mule deer, javelinas, bighorn, golden eagles, mule deer does & twin fawns, elk cows, calves & yearling bull.

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Bezos Rim: Mule deer bucks, aoudad, bighorn, golden eagles, mule deer does & twin fawns, coyote.

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Indian Cave Rim: Mule deer, llamas, horses.burros, javelina, alpacas, horses, mule deer,

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West Pasture: Wild burros, horses, llamas, mule deer, alpaca.

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Mountain Meadows: Mule deer, pronghorn, jack rabbit, javelinas.

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17 Draw Windmill: Elk, longhorn, wild burros, mule deer, bull elk, rainstorm.

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Lobo Tank: Elk, wild burros, javelina, rainstorm.

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Bull Pasture: Wild burros, elk cows, calves & young bulls, rainstorm.

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Box Canyon Rim:  Llamas, bighorn rams, ewes & lambs, pronghorn does & fawns, mule deer.

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2-Section: Mule deer bucks, does & fawns, elk bulls, cows & calves, javelina, eagles.

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West Rim: Mule deer does & fawns, llamas, eagles, coyote, elk calf & mule deer fawn.

Posted by Chris Gill

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