Category Archives: Science and Nature

No-longer endangered, growing grizzly populations threaten western ranchers

“Ranches hold the west together.” SAVING THE LAST CATTLE DRIVE The Green River Drift cattle drive has a history that goes back more than a hundred years. This important seasonal…

Young women in agriculture recognized by CWA with “True Grit” scholarships

Three California high school students pursuing careers in agriculture were recognized with scholarships from The North Valley Chapter of the California Women for Agriculture (CWA) and the California State University,…

Judge agrees with ranchers that cattle drive won’t harm grizzly populations

By Angus M. Thuermer for WyoFile Judge: No evidence of ‘certain and great harm’ to grizzlies A judge shared his reasoning Friday on why he refused to halt the killing…

RANGE contributor releases groundbreaking book on western wildfire pandemic

FIRST, PUT OUT THE FIRE! From Jim Petersen’s press release First, Put Out the Fire! traces the social, cultural, historic, economic, environmental and regulatory roots of the wildfire pandemic that…

Living a Lifetime of Climate Change

A lifelong agriculturalist takes on global warming. By Dana H. Saylor Sr. First published in the Winter 2020 issue of RANGE magazine Until I discovered my own truths, I held…

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The Destruction of Nature: Why Colorado’s push for wolves is an appalling idea

The Destruction of Nature: As published in the RANGE magazine Spring 2019 edition One man boldly makes the case that misguided introduction programs are dooming North America’s wolves By Marjorie…

Fake Green vs. Real Green

An endangered fish does the unmasking. Words & Photos by Dan Dagget One of the most exceptional stretches of riparian habitat in the American Southwest is under serious ecological threat….

Climate Hysteria debunked in 12 minutes

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~Mark Twain~ Scientist Tony Heller, also known as Steve Goddard on Twitter and elsewhere, has produced this short video which takes down the…

Ranchers are saviors of grasslands, not enemies of the environment

Ranchers are ‘true heroes’ of grasslands, conservation leader says As published by AgWeek By Jenny Schlecht STREETER, N.D. — Cattle and conservation haven’t always been natural companions when it comes to…

Western towns burn while enviros walk away with millions in federal Equal Access to Justice payouts

Western communities lose as environmental groups reap millions in EAJA payouts Contributed to RANGEfire! by Nick Smith, Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities The U.S. Forest Service released its budget justification for Fiscal…