|Livestock Guardian Dog checking out the calves.|
Talk to the Agricultural
Service Boards of Alberta, January 26, 2017
A thoughtful and clear look at Carnivore management.
Thank you Kevin van Tighem for allowing me to share this on my blog,
to people like Joe Engelhart who manages the cows grazing on "his" reserve, and for those Environmentalists and "wolf lovers" such as Sadie Parr, that see the value of working with ranchers, to protect wolves and habitat.
I think finding solutions, common ground, and collaborating with ranchers and environmentalists, is absolutely the way to move forward.
Wolf lovers who scream anti-beef sentiments and ranchers who call for the extermination of all wolves, do more harm to their respective "sides", than good.
by: Kevin Van Tighem
This is 2017. Alberta is very different from back when I was in diapers.
So: like us.
Wolves are good wolf managers.
Some useful references:
Niemeyer, Carter. 2012.
Van Tighem, Kevin. 2013.
Waterton Biosphere Reserve. 2016.
Wielgus, Robert B. and Kaylie A. Peebles. 2014