Tag: Erosion Control

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Guadalupe County Begins Feral Hog Bounty Program

Feral pigs would be valuable assets for landowners if we went back to the rules that applied until 30 years ago, which allowed feral pigs to be sold into the commercial food chain. Imagine getting

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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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Beavers, Rebooted

It is strange but true that as species disappear, the empty spaces they leave behind come to be accepted as ‘natural’. How many times during wildlife reintroductions has the objection been raised that deer, pronghorn,

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How Beavers Build Dams

For 20-million years, beavers have been nature’s water engineers. In North America – before Europeans trapped them out – 400-million beavers impounded 50-million surface acres of water. Beaver eradication was a disaster for continental hydrology.

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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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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

Book Review… “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter”

A reader remarks: “Ben has woven together a holistic picture about beavers, illustrating the remarkably diverse interactions between this species’ biology and the history of the North American landscape, both geologically and culturally.”