Mountain Lion in Red Mountain Pasture, June 20, 2010

Mountain Lion in Red Mountain Pasture, June 20, 2010

“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, “What good is it?” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we

TPWD Habitat Survey at Circle Ranch

TPWD Habitat Survey at Circle Ranch

In late fall of 2010 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department conducted a habitat survey at Circle Ranch, to see if our many cattle and other species including so called “exotics” were harming habitat through “competition”.

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Roads and Erosion: #3 of 3: Results of Treatments of Substandard Ranch Roads

Roads and Erosion: #3 of 3: Results of Treatments of Substandard Ranch Roads

Most old roadbeds are simply abandoned after they become impassible.  S.O.P. is to move over a vehicle-width, and start a new path.  When that wears out, do it again, and so forth.  Near Santa Fe,

Roads and Erosion #2 of 3: Addressing The Destructive Erosion of Substandard Ranch Roads

Roads and Erosion #2 of 3: Addressing The Destructive Erosion of Substandard Ranch Roads

In the summer of 2007, Circle Ranch together with the Dixon Water Foundation, sponsored a road seminar at Circle Ranch. Attendees came from as far as the Navaho Nation in Arizona.  Bill Zeedyk, noted erosion

Roads and Erosion: #1 of 3

Roads and Erosion: #1 of 3

Pictured here is a typical gully. It was caused by a road which triggered an upward-moving headset. How can you tell an active gully? Whenever the sides of a gully are vertical, the gully is

Missouri and Virginia, Assisted by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), Undertake Elk Restorations

Missouri and Virginia, Assisted by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), Undertake Elk Restorations

Missouri and Virginia are restoring elk.  Every state around Texas cherishes and helps its elk. Thousands of Texans go elk hunting in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states every year. Even Mexico is restoring

Circle Ranch Keyline Contrast Photos: 9/4/10

Circle Ranch Keyline Contrast Photos: 9/4/10

Regarding our Yeomans Keylining progress, here are the latest photos with my comments: October 1, 2009.  Last summer was dry.  I chose this spot because we had bare ground and minimal grass respose to several

Turkey Family: 9/3/10

Turkey Family: 9/3/10

We have been watching this family, one of three, all summer.

Turkey Family in West Pasture, 8/10/10

Turkey Family in West Pasture, 8/10/10

Wild turkey reintroduction at Circle Ranch has been a 7-year project. Really gratifying to see these young birds!

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