Tag: wildlife management

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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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A&M Cotton Research Could Open New Front in War on Weeds

Hybridization of plants and animals is as old as agriculture and a good thing unless it attacks nature. Instead of producing modified plants that withstand weeds and parasites the international agrogiants like Monsanto/Bayer turned GMO’s

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Navajo Nation Game Surveys

Navajo Nation Game Surveys

The Navajo Nation contains some of the most beautiful high-desert mountain country in the American Southwest.

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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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Desert Bighorn Sheep at Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, Far-West Texas

Desert Bighorn Sheep at Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, Far-West Texas

Big Bend National Park and the area around it is home to bighorn, elk, mule deer, pronghorn and their predators.

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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.

In Tight Senate Race, Arizona Candidates Pledge Help for Ranchers

In Tight Senate Race, Arizona Candidates Pledge Help for Ranchers

Federal drought insurance is based on the false premise that in any two-month period, there is a “normal” Southwestern desert rainfall on which insurance actuaries can rely with statistical certainty. Desert rainfall is irregular in