Holistic Management: A Better Way To Save the Earth

Recently I’ve blogged about conservation biology and rewilding – a theory that large carnivores force behavior changes in the grazing of down-the-food-chain animals and thus establish environmental equilibrium. It’s pretty well-accepted in the scientific and conservation communities, it just doesn’t play so well with many folks who recreate, live on, and manage the land. From a standpoint […]

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That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout: Win for the Land, Win for Ranchers

Here’s a great video from Mesa de Maya Ranch in Colorado, Environmental Stewardship Award winner representing Region V of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.. They work hard to take care of the land so it takes care of the cows which take care of them. From: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, http://www.coloradocattle.org/ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oDFO3qH-eY&feature=player_embedded Mesa De Maya Ranch, […]

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The Owyhee Initiative: Coordination Can End Conflict, Benefit Natural and Human Environments

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCecDI8-EY0 In their own words: how former foes came together to end conflict and benefit natural and human environments. Coordination influences federal agency planning and management processes and can lead to benefits not likely to result from litigation, cooperation, consultation, or other means. In Idaho, County Commissioners previously engaged in coordination with BLM proposed the […]

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Emigrant Wilderness Check Dams Update

This posting has been updated with some important corrections. New content is indicated by shading, incorrect content by strikeout. Last month Teri rode to Bear Lake with a group of interested citizens and Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and the Environment’s (TuCARE) Stacey Dodge to visit the check dam there and learn more about the […]

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Check Dams in the Emigrant

The Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted last Tuesday to pass a resolution in support of maintaining check dams in the Emigrant Wilderness by 3/1 (with 1 abstaining in favor of writing a letter to Congress to urge enforcement of an earlier-reached compromise). I voted to support the resolution. Why? Because my job was to simply […]

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