Tag: Grazing

Seasonal Water Hole (Tinaja)

Seasonal Water Hole (Tinaja)

Tinajas are basins in watercourses that fill with water during seasonal rainstorms.  Some are very large.  Even where there are no year-round springs, water can be abundant during some times of year. This is why

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The Circle Ranch Herd Moving to New Pasture

The Circle Ranch Herd Moving to New Pasture

According to the Authors and Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer,  running cattle according to the principles of Holistic Planned Grazing, as shown here, in large numbers, for very short times in any place, followed

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Circle Ranch has growing numbers of these native animals in combination with elk, pronghorn, mule deer and on occasion 1000 cattle which we use as a substitute for bison.

Chris Gill to Authors And Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Chris Gill to Authors And Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Concerning ‘Corrections’ Made in Response to My Letters. In September 2009, I was in Department headquarters in Austin, when I ran into one of the Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer. I asked him

Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Below is a list of collaborators on policy and research document regarding Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer:

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Doing What Works: Range Magazine

Here is the summary of two years of correspondence with the Mule Deer Working Group, my futile attempt to get them to change the sloppy-science-based range advice which so harms desert habitats and wildlife. What

Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

This document was amended in 2009. It is dated 2006, but contains, for example, references to the Briske, et al. paper published in 2008. Its conclusions are identical to the unamended version.

Steve Nelle to Mule Deer Working Group June 2009

Steve Nelle to Mule Deer Working Group June 2009

Steve Nelle is one of the leading NRCS scientists practicing today. We tried to get the authors of Habitat Guidelines to visit Circle Ranch and meet with Savory, who journeyed from Zimbabwe for this purpose.I

Chris Gill to Dr. David Briske

Chris Gill to Dr. David Briske

I had already read the Briske paper and realized that it tested Short Duration Grazing systems and not planned grazing. But when the Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer offered it as proof of their conclusions

Chris Gill’s Response to the Mule Deer Working Group Regarding Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer Advice Against Planned Grazing

Chris Gill’s Response to the Mule Deer Working Group Regarding Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer Advice Against Planned Grazing

Rather than send a long, separate response, I decided to try an  interlined response, dealing with these points one at a time.  I hoped that doing it this way would get the authors to focus