Category Archives: Environmental Entrepreneurs

The Impossibility of Harming the Environment

by Roy E. Cordato From: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty – May 2002 Vol. 52 No. 5  “The ‘polluter pays principle’ states that whoever is responsible for damage to the environment should bear the costs associated with it.” —United Nations Environmental … Continue reading

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Panel Says Federal Wolf Plan Used Unproven Wildlife Science

Posted by Chris Gill in Invasion Biology, WILDLIFE & HUNTING NOTE: Article originally appeared in San Antonio Express News on February 7, 2014 (via Associated Press) BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Longhorns May be Nearing the End of the Trail in Park

Posted by Chris Gill on the Circle Ranch Blog  Originally appeared in the SA Express News, authored by John MacCormack,  October 23, 2013. PRESIDIO — When the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department bought the Big Bend Ranch from Houston oilman Robert Anderson in … Continue reading

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Endangered Species, Private Property, and the American Bison

Whereas private owners use basic accounting to determine if they are making profits or suffering losses, government activities are not subject to such constraints because the state is able to externalize its costs onto others through taxation. Private firms who … Continue reading

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Austrian Economics and Absentee Land Ownership with Jimmy LaBaume

Check out the audio interview that Chris Stelzer of Agriculture Insights did with with me yesterday. We talked about a lot of things–everything from capitalism and free markets to absentee ranch ownership to management approaches to hedging cattle prices and then … Continue reading

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New Bison War: Should Buffalo Be Reintroduced to the West?

This is a bit long but very informative. Bison are already being conserved and managed here in Texas where it has worked quite well. But it is not apt to work nearly as well in Montana. The reason is simple. … Continue reading

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Herding experiments could aid pastures, predators

Rodear by LAURA LUNDQUIST, Chronicle Staff Writer The Bozeman Daily Chronicle HELENA – Even though Monday still felt like mid-August, it was time to move the cattle down from the high meadows of the Sieben Livestock Ranch. As the sun … Continue reading

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Using rodearing to improve upland range…

The Rodear Initiative The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits. by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume. Click here to buy the paperback version from Land & Livestock International’s aStore. Digital media products such as Kindle can only be purchased … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Sex, nutrition, and electric fence

Power fence is the technology that has the potential to help us graze animals for better sustainability of resources, graze areas that were impossible to graze without it, increase profit with more effective grazing, and control animals in a safe … Continue reading

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