Habitat Conservation

The word "conservation" is defined as the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water. We at EMWH are not just about conserving what remains, but enhancing our wildlife and habitat. But for the sake of utilizing a commonly accepted and somewhat understood word, we are using "conservation" as it is commonly used. While conservation applies to a broad, holistic, interconnected community, we are using this section to focus on habitat conservation, with the specific wildlife species under their own headings. Without natural habitat, the wildlife could not exist. So with that said, this section focuses on habitat conservation.

Fire As a Management Tool

Humans and Fire, Sam Fuhlendorf's PDF presentation at the IBMP meeting in Polson, MT

Fire on the Land - Native People and Fire in the Northern Rockies, Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes Fire History Project

Fighting Fire With Fire: Why Some Burns Are Good For Nature Listen to the Story

The Role of Herbivores in Great Plains Conservation: Comparative Ecology of Bison and Cattle

Burning for Northern Mountain ungulates: effects of prescribed fire

Ungulate preference for burned patches reveals strength of fire–grazing interaction

Pyric Herbivory: Rewilding Landscapes through the Recoupling of Fire and Grazing

Should Heterogeneity Be The Basis For Conservation? Grassland Bird Response To Fire And Grazing

Wildfire: A natural Part of Life in the American West

Flathead Indian Reservation Fire Management Plan 2005

Disturbance Process and Ecosystem Management

Good Fire, Bad Fire

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems, Effects of Fire on Fauna

Logging Does Not Reduce Fire Risk, Two Studies Conclude

Landfire , Landfire Youtube Channel



Conditions favouring Bromus tectorum dominance of endangered sagebrush steppe ecosystems

Grazing Lease Rate Valuation Analysis - Montana Trust Land

Grazing Fees: Overview and Issues

Grazing Fee 2013 BLM Press Release

Climate Change

Management for Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Suppression: Does Relevant Science Support Current Policy?

Area burned in the western United States is unaffected by recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks


The "New" Conservation, Michael Soule

Conserving lands and prosperity: Seeking a proper balance between conservation and development in the Rocky Mountain West

The Triumph of Politics Over Wilderness Science


Public Trust

The Public Trust Doctrine: Implications for Wildlife Management and Conservation in the United States and Canada

Western Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Resolution The Public Trust Doctrine In Fish And Wildlife Conservation

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Strengthening America’s Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Government Report 2009

American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation, John R. Reiger, 1975

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Valerius Geist, 2006

Why Hunting Has Defined the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Geist, Transactions of the 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, 2001

Hunting and Environmentalism: Conflict or Misperceptions, Irena Knezevic, 2009

The role of hunting in North American wildlife conservation, Jim Heffelfinger and Valerius Geist, 2013

Path Breaking Conservationist Grinnell

Are Wildlife Recreationists Conservationists?






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