Tag: Erosion Control

Can American Soil be Brought Back to Life?

Many factors have contributed to the destruction of soil fertility, starting with biodiversity loss which is the root cause of the decline of wildlife, habitat and croplands. Farming, ranching and wildlife practices are best judged

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Dam Good! Beavers May Restore Imperiled Streams, Fish Populations

The picture above shows what can happen when stream beds erode and disconnect from their old floodplains. Wetlands are now fallow meadows. As discussed in the article below, beavers have trouble building dams in these

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Monsanto’s New Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers

The ever growing use of stronger and stronger poisons defines Industrial Agriculture. This article tells how farmers who try to avoid using the GMO seeds that are bred to withstand these poisons have their crops

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This Man Wants You to Eat More Meat

“We’ve had about a hundred years of ‘range science.’ I hate that term because it’s not science, it’s range beliefs that assume scientific proportion. They come up with rotational grazing and other approaches on and

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In Far-West Texas, an Artificial Beaver Dam Repairs a Desert Gully – and Reverses Erosion

 Artificial beaver dams are a recent addition to the desert restoration toolbox. Where trees have disappeared along stream-sides, beavers lack materials to build dams that can survive flood surges. But, if restoration managers provide

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An Artificial Beaver Dam to Restore an Eroded Stream Bed

Pataha Creek Beaver Dam Analog Timelapse from Snake River Salmon Recovery on Vimeo. You are looking at a downcut stream bed. Note the vertical bank at upper left: this means active downcutting continues. Due to

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Oregon Beavers Engineer Better Fish Habitat, More Fish

How building artificial beaver dams accelerated stream recovery in Oregon. These ideas will work across Texas.

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How an Australian Ranch Uses Cattle to Restore Soil

Meet Glenn Morris, General Manager of Figtrees Organic Farms, producers and marketers of award winning organic beef from the award winning properties ‘Wilton Park’ in New South Wales, Australia. Glenn has spent more than two decades

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Restoration of Beaver in Arizona’s San Pedro River

Beavers are a keystone species in desert ecosystems. See how beaver restoration is healing a degraded Arizona river and its Mexican tributaries.

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Restoring Desert Watersheds with Beaver: Back to the Future

Beaver reintroductions can help restore damaged watersheds across the desert Southwest. In far-West Texas, the Rio Grande and its tributaries are obvious starting places. Yet, any ranch having a spring or a creek that flows