Welcome to my blog! As you will learn, I am an advocate for horses and for wildlife. I am an advocate for the shrub-steppe ecosystem. And, I am an advocate for a continued way of living that is being lost to encroaching development - farming and ranching. Follow me while I study grazing impacts to sage-grouse habitat on the Wild Horse Wind Facility and discuss wild horse issues!
Marking fences increases visibility and lessons the likelihood that birds will fly into them by 83%, as found in a graduate student's research (Bryan Stevens). Here on the Yakima Training Center, home to one of the two populations of Sage Grouse in Washington State, we are marking boundary fences to reduce mortality.