Category: HABITAT RESTORATION

Chris Gill to Dr. David Briske

Chris Gill to Dr. David Briske

I had already read the Briske paper and realized that it tested Short Duration Grazing systems and not planned grazing. But when the Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer offered it as proof of their conclusions

Chris Gill’s Response to the Mule Deer Working Group Regarding Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer Advice Against Planned Grazing

Chris Gill’s Response to the Mule Deer Working Group Regarding Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer Advice Against Planned Grazing

Rather than send a long, separate response, I decided to try an  interlined response, dealing with these points one at a time.  I hoped that doing it this way would get the authors to focus

Of Mule Deer and Paradigms

Of Mule Deer and Paradigms

I wrote this for Holistic Management International’s semi-monthly publication In Practice, discussing the Mule Deer Working Group’s unwillingness to amend its conclusions which misstated the scientific basis for their advice against planned grazing.

Mule Deer Working Group Response to Chris Gill

Mule Deer Working Group Response to Chris Gill

This is the response I received from Dr. Heffelfinger on behalf of the Authors and Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer.

Flash Flood in 17 Draw, August 31, 2006

Flash Flood in 17 Draw, August 31, 2006

In the old West Texas joke, a visitor asks the old cowboy, “How much rain do you get a year?”  To which the old boy replies, “Only 11 inches, but you ought to be here

Old Roadbeds Cause Erosion

Old Roadbeds Cause Erosion

When the original settlers came, they took their teams and wagons up the valley bottoms.  The wagon wheels nicked the turf, and this started gullies which can develop violently during fast runnoff.  Left untreated, these

Fiberglass Quail & Wildlife  Waterer, August 2005

Fiberglass Quail & Wildlife Waterer, August 2005

These waterers hold about 3 gallons.  They are useful to many animals including pronghorn.  They are made by the Surber Tank Company, Odessa Texas.