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The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 5

The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 5

Another great video from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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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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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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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Otters Making a Welcome Return to Texas Waterways

The return of otters and beavers to Texas rivers is a very good thing for the environment.