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Improved Vs. Native Pasture

As a rule, few introduced forage species have any ecological value. In most cases the “improvement” of rangeland by planting tame species such as crested wheatgrass or Russian wildrye reduces biodiversity and may result in the reduction of biodiversity and deterioration in ecosystem stability. However, biodiversity does not pay the bills. The decision to use […] Read more

Figuring Cost Of Wildlife Damage

For decades ranchers in Alberta have suffered from economic losses due to elk forage depredation. This especially has been the case in the Cypress Hills, the Foothills and more recently along the northern boundary of CFB Suffield. The government’s unwillingness to adequately compensate landowners for their economic losses has made this situation intolerable for producers. […] Read more