In which the writer proposes:

Splitting conventional wisdoms and inspecting for rot.
Wrestling with the status quo.
Weighing environmental and economic absurdities.
Disentangling metaphors.

Friday, 17 March 2017


The sorry history of “range management” in the Gilpin continued in 2016.

For the complete story see extended article at:

 The video below tells part of the tale, and if your devices and download speed allow, the video is viewable at up to 1920 x 1080 high definition.

Drone views provide a new perspective.

In 2016 we saw repeats of earlier issues plus some new ones.
  • Range cattle invading, damaging, and  contaminating parkland, and a protected area at Gilpin Creek.
  • New wildlife unfriendly fencing installed in the Gilpin.
  • Flooding of Lost Lake area by tenure holder or agents through failure to set up cattle waterer.
  • Will the tenure holder do the right thing in 2017 to prevent damage? Will Range Branch, MFLNRO, ensure it?
  • Cattle grazing on public land makes no economic or ecological sense
For previous articles on problems in the Gilpin and on range cattle issues see