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By Patricia Dowd | | , , ,
The CRP Grasslands is a federally funded program managed by the FSA. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, changes were made to the program that can benefit western landowners, ranchers and producers who manage their land in a way that complements and conserves wildlife and wildlife habitat. The deadline to apply for 2020 is May 15th!
By Chia Thrane | | ,
I cooked up some eggs with curly dock this morning. I wanted to share why I’m feeling grateful this spring for the plant, also called yellow dock or Rumex crispus, that many consider it a weed. It is such a welcome fresh green to break up the anonymous kale, cabbage and bagged spinach of winter, that I think it is worth celebrating.
By Kelsey Molloy | | , ,
It takes practice to get good at bird identification, but it’s never too late to start! The COVID-19 induced pause plus the start of spring creates the perfect opportunity to get into birding. Even if you can’t go anywhere that’s ok – there are birds right out your window. Here are some resources to help you learn!
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Congress appropriated $1.38M to Wildlife Services FY20 budget to support the program’s nonlethal predator damage management activities. WS will distribute the appropriation to 12 states, chosen based on existing and potential conflict between large-carnivore predators and livestock.
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Greg Hertel has used Airedale terriers for several years to protect himself, family and staff from grizzly bears by keeping them away from livestock and buildings around their Cody, Wyoming ranch. The Airedales sound a particular bark when they smell or see a grizzly bear, and are let out of their kennel to run the bears off the ranch.
Moore Land & Cattle Co
Over 40 ranchers from New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and beyond gather on Greg Moore’s ranch in northern New Mexico to explore ranch management that benefits wildlife, the bottom line, and the local community.
Colorado State Land Stewardship Tour 2017
Ranchers, state and federal agency personnel, nonprofit groups and other practitioners gather on Colorado State Land to learn about high altitude forest management that maximizes forest health while also taking ranching, recreation and other uses into account.
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