“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: email@example.com
Courtney White, Quivira Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Zeedyk, Water Harvesting: email@example.com
Abe Collins, Keyline Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Yeomans, Keyline Consulting: email@example.com
Fred Porter, Keyline Bulldozing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Fuentes, NRCS: email@example.com
Steve Nelle, Rangeland Consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noah Small, Yeomans Plow Sales and Service: email@example.com
Ann Adams, Holistic Management International: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Teague, Range Science: email@example.com
Jim Howell, Rangeland Consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Glosson, Rangeland and Cattle Consultation: email@example.com
Dale Rollins, Wildlife and Quail Consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Theodoropolous, Habitat Advice: email@example.com
Holistic Management International (HMI): firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quivira Coalition: email@example.com
The Savory Institute: firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)The Yeomans Plow Company: email@example.comLorie Woodward Cantu, Script editing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.