The Shepherd’s Trail

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - From breeding season to lambing season, Cat Urbigkit presents a lively, and shearing in between, informative text and stunning photographs that show how sheep are raised over the course of a year. A wagon sits in the sagebrush-covered desert, while herders on horseback move sheep to high summer range. It looks like a scene from the Old West, but it's actually a sight you can see today.

The Shepherd's Trail #ad - You can still see the shepherds "trailing, " moving their flocks to the mountains in the summer and bringing them down to the desert for the winter. A fascinating look at a unique way of life. Used book in Good Condition. Shepherds still live in wagons, tending their flocks in Wyoming and other places in the American West just as they have done for more than a hundred years.

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Puppies, Puppies Everywhere!

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - Puppies bring a smile to every child's face, and so will this adorable book. Used book in Good Condition. Cat urbigkit captures puppies playing, napping, prancing, and more with a simple rhyming text and colorful photographs. Young children will delight in page after page of puppies and their antics in this IRA/CBC Children's Choice.

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Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - It isn't long before they meet their first sheep and mingle with the flock. The breeds were imported from Europe, where they have been guarding livestock for thousands of years. As puppies, they are placed in fleece and learn to identify with the smell of sheep. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep #ad - Guardian dogs help ranchers protect their flocks. But they are not the typical herding dogs, and they are not native to the region. With little training, the dogs instinctively know that their job is to keep a lookout for danger and now and then do some babysitting. Cat urbigkit's engaging photo-essay shows how guardian dogs form a bond with the sheep that lasts throughout the dogs' life.

Like other livestock in the Rocky Mountains, sheep need protection from predators, such as coyotes and wolves.

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Return of the Grizzly: Sharing the Range with Yellowstone's Top Predator

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Skyhorse #ad - Human–bear interactions, grizzly attacks and deaths, the consequences of bear habituation, avoiding attacks, wildlife protesters, effects on agriculture, and more are all covered. Used book in Good Condition. No longer limited to remote wilderness areas, grizzlies now roam throughout the region—in state parks, residential subdivisions, school playgrounds, on farms and ranches, and in towns and cities throughout the region.

Return of the grizzly tells the story of the successful effort to recover this large carnivore, the policy changes and disputes between bear managers and bear advocates, and for the first time, provides insight to what recovery means for the people who now live with grizzlies across a broad landscape.

Return of the Grizzly: Sharing the Range with Yellowstone's Top Predator #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The yellowstone grizzly population has grown from an estimated 136 bears when first granted federal protection as a threatened species to as many as 1, 000 grizzlies in a tri-state region today. From cowboys on horseback chased by a charging grizzly, and grizzlies claiming game animals downed by human hunters, to the numerous self-defense killing of grizzlies that occur each year, the manuscript examines increases in conflicts and human fatalities caused by grizzlies in this ecosystem inhabited by humans who live there year-round.

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Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World

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Countryman Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Urbigkit offers interesting reflections on the role of pastoralists around the globe and on the controversial issue in the Western US of private livestock herds being run on public lands. Used book in Good Condition. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary! that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd.

The intimate ways in which abstract public policy plays out on the open range is eye-opening. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary! that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Cat urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators.

Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World #ad - More than a tale of herding sheep, shepherds of Coyote Rocks is an action-packed true story that reveals the broad spectrum of the human relationship with nature, from harmony to rugged adventure. Cat urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators.

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The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The animals have a close connection with the sheep they protect, but it takes time and effort for Rena and Roo to grow to trust one another. Shepherds have used dogs to protect livestock for thousands of years. Meet rena and roo, a super dog-and-burro guardian team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming.

The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo #ad - But burros also have a natural instinct to protect, which makes them a perfect guardian animals as well. In this companion book to her award-winning Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, Cat Urbigkit uses simple, informative text and eye-catching photographs to show how Rena and Roo develop into guardian animals. Used book in Good Condition.

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Brave and Loyal: An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs

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Skyhorse #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Using historic accounts, published research, personal interviews on four continents, and her own experience on western rangelands, she provides the reader an intimate look into the everyday lives of working livestock protection dogs. Used book in Good Condition. The use of guardian dogs is typical wherever livestock may encounter predators—from fox and coyotes, to wolves and grizzly bears.

In brave and loyal, cat urbigkit tracks her journeys from a Wyoming sheep ranch to learn about working livestock protection dogs around the globe. Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world!Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control now in use on western ranches: livestock protection dogs also called livestock guardian dogs.

Urbigkit’s work provides the best information on working livestock guardian dogs around the globe, accompanied by more than one hundred beautiful color photos. Brave and loyal includes details on raising successful guardians, problems and benefits associated with guardian dogs, an assessment of numbers for various predator challenges, a discussion of breeds and historic use, their behaviors, the adoption and spread of programs to place guardians on American farms and ranches, predator ploys, and matching the dog to the predator challenge.

Brave and Loyal: An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs #ad - Guardian dogs were imported to the United States, and their use has allowed the expansion of predator populations into areas where the animals were previously subject to lethal control. Although these dogs have been used around the world for thousands of years in primitive systems of livestock production, it’s only in the past four decades that they have been put to work in America in a systematic manner.

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