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Circle Ranch Game Cameras – Winter 2015

Below you will see many wildlife photos showing our mixed species sharing range and water. Note the areas frequented by different species. Elk do well everywhere, particularly in the desert, which means elk are potential

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Animal Impact Made Easy #2: Treating Deadspots and Headcuts with Cattle

It takes lots and lots of animals to restore desert grasslands. This 4-minute video is #2 in a series on “animal impact”. It shows how, at Circle Ranch in the high-desert mountains of far-West Texas,

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Winter Grazing Report at Circle Ranch

Guy Glosson helps us with grazing planning and monitoring.  He is a rancher, HMI Certified Educator, and HMI Director.   Grazing Report, February 2015 I arrived late Tuesday afternoon and did not have time to

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Restoring Grasslands with Planned Grazing: Soil Carbon Curious

Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug

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Animal Impact Made Easy #1

Join a  a “pasture walk” at Circle Ranch in far-West Texas to observe how we use cattle to restore grasslands in our high-desert mountains. Animal Impact Made Easy #1 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.

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Is Feedlot Beef Bad for the Environment?

Although this debate contains statistical data that may be accurate, it is missing holistic thinking, including the fact that our grasslands are in decline as a result of animal removals. This fact has profound implications

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Book Review: The Pseudoscience of Invasive Species “Biology”

“Competitive” or cooperative? Bighorn and aoudad sharing range and water at Circle Ranch. No science supports the claim that aoudad harm wild animals and plants. “When native species drop mulch, fix nitrogen, attract new pollinators, or

Biodiversity Helps High Desert Grasslands: Circle Ranch Game Cameras, Fall 2015.

Because plants need animals as much as animals need plants, a biodiverse plant community requires a biodiverse animal community. Conventional wildlife “management” and “conservation” theory is based on invasive species biology, which is an ideology

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How Safe is Your Ground Beef?

Consumer Report’s research concludes that beef from feedlot-raised cattle was more likely to have bacteria overall, as well as bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, than beef from sustainably-raised cattle. NOTE: post originally appeared on

how Holistic Management is beginning to spread in Chihuahua.

Happy New Year from Circle Ranch

“Soil is… as it were… a direct caress of God” –  Pope Francis, 2015