Tag: Conservation

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

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Coffee Beans Are Good for Birds, Fancy Brew or Not

As described in this article, naturally-raised coffee tastes better. And the practices that produce better tasting coffee benefit birdlife. Few Americans realize how much better naturally raised foods taste. Or that our Industrial Agriculture with

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Building Riparian Resilience Through Beaver Restoration

As this article explains, every aspect of desert ranching and conservation of wildlife is enhanced by beavers.

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Installing Posts for an Artificial Beaver Dam

Installing Posts for an Artificial Beaver Dam

A simplified version of these artificial beaver dams will work great in a desert gully or runoff channel where a “plug and spread” dam is impractical because there is nowhere to spill the water. Substitute

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Can The Wild Horse Fire Brigade Really Work?

To be healthy, forests and grasslands need to be grazed. The grazing must come from more than one species. For millions of years in North America,  horses and their ancestors have been part of the animal

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At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle that Aren’t Sick

Over 70% of antibiotics used in the US are for confinement livestock – cattle, pigs and chickens – about 75% of which pass through to humans. This is a huge health issue for consumers. And

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Mowing Encourages Yearly Return of Grasses and Wildflowers in Texas’ Roadways

Mowing Encourages Yearly Return of Grasses and Wildflowers in Texas’ Roadways

 The reason that Texas’ roadways are brush free, have excellent grass cover and lots of wildflowers is because at just the right time of their growth – once or twice per year – they

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Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’

This article highlights the environmental mentality of the modern farming methods taught in our universities. As described below, farmers are destroying the Northern Great Plains shelter belts which the WPA planted – for their benefit

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Urban Coyote: Myth or Fact?

Surprising facts about coyotes.

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Fall Will Be Warmer And Wetter Than Normal; El Niño Onset Likely

“This is good news for Texas’ wildlife and habitat, ranchers and farmers.