Category: ASSORTED

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Cooperative Efforts with Private Landowners to Help Endangered Species

“Almost since its enactment in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has generated controversy and political conflict. Its supporters tout the many species saved from extinction, while its critics cite the high economic costs to landowners

In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up

Agency, university and other water ‘experts’ blame climate change for declining river flows. They ignore the primary influences on land and rivers: Irresponsible agricultural practices. It is a misuse of precious Southwestern desert water to

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Beavers in Arizona Deserts

Beavers are keystone species in desert ecosystems.

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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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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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American Prairie Reserve

Our national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite were chosen for their spectacular mountain scenery. The American Great Plains were not considered sufficiently scenic, although the Great Plains contained some of the most incredible ecosystems, animal

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The Vanishing Mule Deer

As this beautifully photographed video from The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) observes, our precious mule deer are vanishing. MDF blames ‘competition’ of humans for land. This is inaccurate. The irregular, long term decline of mule

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Jaguars Return to Southern Arizona

In Southern Arizona, the top predator is the mountain lion, but over the last 15 years, solitary male jaguars, typically one at any given time, have migrated from Northern Mexico into Southern Arizona and New

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Arizona’s Mexican Wolf Restoration Project

See what Arizona Game and Fish and its federal, tribal and private partners are doing to recover the endangered Mexican wolf.

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Understanding Brittleness to Better Understand Your Land

Learn the concept of brittleness and how understanding where your region falls on the brittleness scale can affect the management options for your ranch or farm. Understanding Brittleness to Better Read Your Land from Savory