Keystone Conservation provides people with resources and employs science-based solutions to help them live and work with land and wildlife. We work to create habitat for predator species and other wildlife, increase rangeland biodiversity, and sustain and restore the working landscape in rural communities.
Keystone Conservation featured in Stockman GrassFarmer
High Stock Density Grazing Can Help Prevent Predation Losses In Livestock
BOZEMAN, Montana: Can cattle on mountain ranges in the West be managed to peacefully co-exist with major predators such as wolves and grizzly bears? Matt Barnes, who managed a custom grazing operation in the Southern Rockies before becoming field director of Keystone Conservation, says the answer may be “yes.”
“Ranchers may be able to apply some of the same management approaches that work for land health and livestock production to reduce conflicts with large carnivores such as gray wolves and grizzly bears,” Barnes said. “Generally, we're looking for win-win-win solutions where the land, the ranchers and their livestock, and the native carnivores all benefit.”
Keystone Conservation's Rangeland Stewardship Program develops partnerships between ranchers and conservationists, directed by a rangeland management scientist and conservationist, in the Northern Rockies. Read the article here —