Cooped up for awhile after having some surgery done on my foot last week. Can’t wait for the day I can get back out there 🏔
THE GRAZE CRAZE
By 1885, over 5,201,132 cattle had been driven from Texas to the Kansas rail line. Due to its competitive nature, states North of Texas claimed the dangers of "Texas Fever", essentially a form of Lyme in cattle. Although it was studied and found to be exaggerated, the Kansas Quarantine Act of 1885 prohibited the passage of Texas cattle between March 1 and December 1, leaving Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and New Mexico to pass similar laws. Those defending Texas ranching claimed this to be unfair, which then turned into a push for a "cattle trail."
Ultimately, grazing rights stemmed from opposition from northern ranchers (in large due to fear of competition and overgrazing) wanting leasing rights that the Texans had to pay if they wanted to pass through their land. Low and behold, the land lease system was born!🌾🐂
Photo credit to the American Heritage Center, Wyoming. .
Factual evidence owed to Rowley, William. 1985. U.S. Forest Service Grazing and Rangelands.
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Showed this beautiful hidden gem up on Chumstick Highway today. It’s somewhere I would love to live. No neighbors!
At the link in my bio is a new blog I wrote for @conservationnw
on the impacts of the federal #governmentshutdown
on our local conservation work—from hampering fisher reintroductions to limiting public input on important forest planning in the Cascades near Lake Wenatchee and Crystal Mountain.
The irony is this type of forest collaboration, where environmental and recreation interests sit down with forestry businesses, rural leaders and agency representatives to hash out constructive compromises, is directly benefiting local communities and has growing bipartisan support, especially in our era of increasing wildfires. Yet this stunt of a shutdown has collaboration at a standstill.
It's time for President Trump and senate leadership to end the shutdown that's unfairly harming civil servants, damaging priceless national parks, and holding-up effective conservation work that benefits wildlife, wildlands and people.
#Repost @conservationnw #Governmentshutdownstories #shutdownstories #wildlife #forestservice #conservation #forestry
Getting away to the 🏔 mountains is good for the soul. ⠀
I know there's nothing like laying tracks on fresh snow, however, on Saturday we watched three backcountry skiers come down the face of this mountain. Less than 30 minutes later we noticed that some of their tracks had since been covered by a small avalanche.⠀
Remember to be safe out there and look out for possible dangerous terrain or conditions - especially after it has snowed.
Thanks to being on #furlough
I am perfecting my #housewife
skills. 3-hour prep and bake #casseroles
all day everyday! 😉 Pretty ready to get back to #forestservice
work at some point tho...this stay at home parenting is intense. 😍
This morning was one of my favorites from last year. I drove up to Sedona well before the sun came up and arrived at a trailhead in the dark with no one around me for miles. I wanted to watch the sun rise in the wilderness and see the how the rays would greet the red rocks at dawn.
As the sun began to rise I looked out at the view behind me. In the distance were hot air balloons that looked like just dots in the sky. I watched as they soared above the red rocks in the rising sun’s light.
It was a magical feeling standing alone in the wilderness watching Sedona wake up and come to life from afar. It’s definitely something I want to do again sometime this year.
I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start!
A little something different from my recent water posts. Today we finally had a controlled burn at camp!
Part of our responsibility on the ranch ties in directly with forestry management. Even though the Lava Mountain Fire is a couple years behind us we're intensely focused on working to ensure the ecology of the ranch is healthy and that we're doing everything we can to allow Mother Nature to do her thing. Head over to the blog to hear the latest from Jim our Operations Director. And take a look at some intense slash pile burns we had up at the ranch earlier this winter. Link up in our bio. #ranchcamp #forestry #ecology #tvrcamp #getoutside #forestservice #blm #landamangement