All posts by Chris Gill

Ranching, wildlife management, finance, oil & gas, real estate development and management.

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The Most Powerful Tool

A very good article on using cattle to improve wildlife habitat.

Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes

Outbreaks of epidemic diseases and parasites are growing wildlife problems, especially when these are passed to humans. Wildlife managers spend as much time on these problems as on any other aspect of wildlife husbandry. Predators

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Artificial Beaver Dams – A Visual Tour of Triple Creek

Artificial Beaver Dams – A Visual Tour of Triple Creek

Triple Creek Restoration on Myers Creek, near Chesaw, Washington. The video producers report, “Mimicking beaver dams, we installed vertical wood posts as a foundation and then weaved together dogwood, willow, and maple to create artificial

Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking

Pando—the Earth’s Most Massive Organism—Is Shrinking

Declining forests and rampant forest fires are symptoms of bad forest management. In the face of these escalating symptoms, politicians, bureaucrats and agencies offer their catch-all excuses — global “warming” and “invasive species.” To combat

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Using Models for Desert Bighorn Conservation

Circle Ranch’s tips for bighorn restoration: Increase water. Add lots of free water everywhere. The more locations, the better. Make drinkers and supplies big enough to support large cattle herds, multiple wild species, and,  useable

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The Silence of the Bugs

The hybridization of plants and animals is as old as agriculture and it is a good thing unless it attacks nature. Instead of modifying plants to withstand weeds and parasites the international agro-giants like Monsanto/Bayer

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Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 6
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Along the Rio Grande, a Hot Spring and a Warm Welcome

The Rio Grande Valley below El Paso and above Del Rio is one of the unique areas of the United States.

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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