Tag: Erosion Control

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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

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Rancher Takes an Unconventional Path to Restoring His Land

“Chris Gill, 72,  together with his family own Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. He thinks of the desert habitat, its flora and fauna, as a single system.”

Leave It to Beavers

Beavers are still found in Rio Grande tributaries including the Devils and Pecos rivers. Friends of wildlife in far-West Texas should encourage their reintroduction in the narco-infested lower Juarez Valley, between Juarez and Ojinaga. In

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Greening the Chihuahuan Desert

Chihuahuan ranchers are at the forefront of restorative grazing practices. 

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Get Paid for Watching the Grass Grow: Carbon Sequestration, Texas-Style

Fans of carbon credit transfers should focus on grassland restoration through holistic planned grazing. Unlike many carbon credit boondoggles, planned grazing is not based on fake science. And it works – thereby helping wildlife, habitat,