Ranch Advisory Welcomes Domenech

Posted on: Jun 16, 2017

Elizabeth Domenech recently joined the Ranch Advisory team as the Manger of Ecosystem Services.  Originally from a Texas ranching family, Domenech has worked across the west on a variety of ranching and wildlife-related conservation efforts, including fence design, coordinating predator/livestock…

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Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (Nevada) has position open.

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017

The Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (SANE), a local area working group in NE Nevada, is seeking an Organizational Coordinator who is highly motivated and passionate about enhancing healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems through public/private partnerships while preserving livestock operations…

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Gallatin Valley Land Trust Seeks Lands Project Manager

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The Lands Project Manager develops and manages land conservation projects throughout GVLT’s service area and plays an important role in achieving GVLT’s land conservation mission. The Project Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships, and negotiating and completing complex…

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Sieben Live Stock Seeks a Mechanic and Farm Hand

Posted on: May 01, 2017

Sieben Live Stock Co. in west central Montana is offering a full-time position for a mechanic and farm hand.  See the position announcement here. 

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Habitat Improvement Projects Showing Positive Results for Big Game

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013

For the past few years, Ranch Advisory has been assisting the White River Habitat Partnership Program Committee improve wildlife habitat in some of the best elk and mule deer habitat in Colorado's White River Valley.  The Committee realized that an imbalance existed between the ratio of forage to cover for big game that strongly favored cover.  We have since helped the Committee implement a series of vegetative treatments that favor forage growth across a variety of habitat types used by big game.  The results of these efforts have been terrific, and prior news posts have displayed big game using recently-treated areas. 

The photos below show some of the treatment areas in various mountain shrub communities.  Each of these was mechanically treated using a hydro-axe.  Note the mosaic of vegetation with lots of "cover edge" that allows big game to move between forage and cover.  Such mosaic treatment patterns are carefully planned to maximize that edge within each treatment site. The result should be vastly improved big game forage. As this project progresses, we will continue to post updates and pictures.



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