Do-gooders living in the eastern U.S. think that they know how to save wildlife. They reduced the number of cattle grazing in the heartland of the Gunnison Grouse. If they really wanted to save the grouse, bring back the cattle to their historic levels.
Cattle that ate the tall, old grass helped create the new tender sprouting grass that the grouse prefer to eat. The cattle will reduce the weeds, eat the tough grass and scatter the grass seed. Their hooves will plant the seeds. It might also be necessary to reduce the protected eagles and ravens that are predators of the young and even full-grown grouse.
The cattle will also give the grouse some protection from coyotes, fox and other ground predators.
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