Tag: habitat restoration

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Book Review: Microbia … The Many Tiny Worlds Among Us

These principles are as applicable to rangeland and wildlife management as they are to home gardening.

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Restoring the West’s Burned Rangeland, With Seeds and a Pasta Machine

“Fire is often touted as a beneficial substitute for grazing Western rangeland. It is not. Fire bares soil, sterilizes soil by killing soil microorganisms, releases toxins, and destroys precious organic material. The best and cheapest

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Book Review… No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land

Those who wish to enter ranching but can’t afford a ranch should consider this way of getting started. And those who already own land can increase their profits by this same method.

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Understanding the Effectiveness of Aerial Wildlife Surveys

This article makes very good points about the limitations of aerial surveys of wild animal populations. An unmentioned limiting factor in aerial survey accuracy is that helicopters are routinely used to kill ‘exotic’ animals and

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Beavers, Rebooted

It is strange but true that as species disappear, the empty spaces they leave behind come to be accepted as ‘natural’. How many times during wildlife reintroductions has the objection been raised that deer, pronghorn,

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The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 5

The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 5

Another great video from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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How Beavers Build Dams

For 20-million years, beavers have been nature’s water engineers. In North America – before Europeans trapped them out – 400-million beavers impounded 50-million surface acres of water. Beaver eradication was a disaster for continental hydrology.

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Coffee Beans Are Good for Birds, Fancy Brew or Not

As described in this article, naturally-raised coffee tastes better. And the practices that produce better tasting coffee benefit birdlife. Few Americans realize how much better naturally raised foods taste. Or that our Industrial Agriculture with

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Building Riparian Resilience Through Beaver Restoration

As this article explains, every aspect of desert ranching and conservation of wildlife is enhanced by beavers.

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Installing Posts for an Artificial Beaver Dam

Installing Posts for an Artificial Beaver Dam

A simplified version of these artificial beaver dams will work great in a desert gully or runoff channel where a “plug and spread” dam is impractical because there is nowhere to spill the water. Substitute