“Drought Busters” is an inexpensive, quick, physiologically and economically sustainable method of habitat and wildlife restoration. We call it Drought Busters because it increases effective rainfall by rebuilding soil fertility and the soil’s ability to absorb and store water. This 21-minute video explains Drought Busters, and our experience on how wild and domestic animals, Keyline sub-soiling, and water harvesting can restore desertified grasslands.
This video was filmed in the Sierra Diablo Mountains, Hudspeth County, far-West Texas, for presentation at the Quivira Coalition Conference in Albuquerque, on November 12, 2015.
Photography, script, and narration by Christopher Gill
Laura and I wish to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their help and friendship. Their areas of expertise and contact data follow:
Evidencio Seijas, Foreman, Circle Ranch: Linda_lopez432@yahoo.com
Allan Savory, Savory Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney White, Quivira Coalition: email@example.com
Bill Zeedyk, Water Harvesting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abe Collins, Keyline Consulting: email@example.com
Ken Yeomans, Keyline Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Porter, Keyline Bulldozing: email@example.com
Gary Fuentes, NRCS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Nelle, Rangeland Consultation: email@example.com
Noah Small, Yeomans Plow Sales and Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Adams, Holistic Management International: email@example.com
Richard Teague, Range Science: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Howell, Rangeland Consultation: email@example.com
Guy Glosson, Rangeland and Cattle Consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Rollins, Wildlife and Quail Consultation: email@example.com
David Theodoropolous, Habitat Advice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holistic Management International (HMI): email@example.com
The Quivira Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Savory Institute: email@example.comNational Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)The Yeomans Plow Company: firstname.lastname@example.orgLorie Woodward Cantu, Script editing: email@example.com
Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers. Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.