Meet the Blackfoot's Range Riders
September 10, 2020
It's summertime in the Blackfoot, and that means the Blackfoot Challenge's team of range riders are back in the saddle.
Every summer when cows are put out to graze their summer pastures farther away from the ranch headquarters, our range riders go with them. By actively monitoring wolf and grizzly bear activity in proximity to grazing livestock, range riders hope to decrease the potential for conflict and livestock loss.
While the increase in human presence near livestock deters wolves and bears from approaching, our Wildlife Coordinator Eric Graham says that one of the biggest unforeseen...