Tag Archive for Water & Environment

Earth Day, Every Day, On The Ranch

Every day is Earth Day on our ranch, that is part of the reason we do what we do. We take a holistic approach to management. Riparian Zone The Scott River flows through the middle of our ranch. Over the past several decades we have stabilized and fenced two miles of river and planted over [...]

Forest Thinning Would Yield Additional Water

  As the state looks for ways to meet ever-increasing water demands for a growing population and environmental needs, a representative from the California Forestry Association says the state should consider how much water is being transpired through the overly dense national forests of the Sierra Nevada. California could have plentiful, quality water in the…

Forests Change Over Time

Many people have a subtle perception that our time on earth is similar to those who came before us.   Our brief 60 to 90 year life-span is but a blip on the timeline of history.  Take a look at people’s perception of how forests look today.  Many believe forests have always looked similar to how they are…

Even-Aged Management…Why?

Clear cutting or even-age management is a controversial subject for some people who become concerned when they see openings in the forest. However, appearances can be deceiving.  Most trees don’t grow well in a shady forest. By opening up the forest and allowing the sun to hit the ground, we allow for the growth of young…

A Letter of Thanks for Common Sense

My friend, Jeff Fowle,  is a rancher from Etna, CA, and the person who inspired me to pursue social media as a positive way to communicate my story to the world.   So simple (not for those technically challenged like me)…he tells his day-to-day experiences from the back of a horse, the seat of a pickup, the end of…