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What does sustainable ranching mean?

Have you noticed that 'sustainability' is the latest buzz word related to ranching? Ever wonder what they are talking about? I have attended several workshops and read many articles in an attempt to determine what they mean by 'sustainable...

 

Stop wasting tax dollars on sage grouse

As the 65th MT Legislative Session opened for business last week the usual calls for budget cuts were exceedingly shrill. What made matters worse this year was the loss of revenue due to the demise of the coal and oil and gas industries in Montana. W...

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    June 8, 2016

The disconnect between science and reality

I recently had the privilege of visiting with a couple of ranchers from near the Grasslands National Park (NP) in Saskatchewan, Canada. I heard the amazing story that when cattle were removed from the park, the resident wildlife also left. The...

 

FWP doesn't know the meaning of 'species' or 'native'

How did that line go? What's in a name? A rose would smell as sweet..... It seems MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is following Shakespeare's musings. We no longer hear about 'wild, free-ranging' bison. Now they are being labeled as a 'native...

 

Montana's Sage Grouse saga continues

The sage grouse 'listing' saga continues unabated in Montana. To date the many working groups, advisory boards, committees, etc. have spent hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars on this issue. Why? Because the US Fish and Wildlife...

 

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