The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying people to engage in innovative forestry practices on private land. USDA says these practices reduce fire hazards, increase water retention in soil, and benefit habitat and the wildlife it supports.
Meanwhile, next to Pitchstone Waters in Idaho, the U.S. Forest Service prohibits almost all such practices on the vast tracts of land it manages on behalf of the American people.
This article is an excellent piece by our friend “Cowboy Bob” Kinford. For several years, he helped us manage cattle herds on the high deserts of far-West Texas.
Paraphrasing Bob: Many holistic/regenerative grazers think that ultra-high densities, by definition, mimic wild herds. These grazers oversimplify by ignoring, forgetting or not realizing that wild herbivores did not always congregate and travel in mega-herds and that many species— not just bison—were present on the landscape, instinctively using different plants at different times.