Group’s fence pull program nears 200-mile mark

In this June 30, 2018, photo, Judy Bernstein Bunzl, from left, Victoria Hollingsworth and Bill Fausone work to remove barbed wire fencing on Horse Creek Mesa south of Jackson, Wyo. Volunteers removed close to a mile of fence separating Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Horse Creek Mesa Wildlife Habitat Management Area and Bridger-Teton National Forest lands, allowing safe and easy passage for wildlife. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

JACKSON, Wyo. — A pronghorn lingered nearby as Steve Morriss removed barbed wire from an obsolete fence on the Pinto Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

One of Idaho’s finest dairies home to birds, weeds

Rodney D. Boam / for Farm & Ranch
Sixty-five acres of corrals that kept thousands of cows now stand empty at the former Checketts Dairy near Dayton.

DAYTON — What was once the biggest and most prestigious dairy in Franklin County is now home to pigeons, ringed-neck doves and other birds. The front of the once-neatly cared for building is now hidden by tall green weeds.

Utah homeowners turn to goats to prevent wildfires

Francisco Kjolseth / The Salt Lake Tribune
Ranch manager Robbie Mitchell of 4 Leaf Ranch, overlooks the work done by goats and sheep July 3 along a home owners property line in Bountiful, Utah. The targeted grazing provides weed control and helps reduce fire dangers.

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A Utah rancher’s team of goats is turning out to be the unlikely solution for homeowners worried about dry conditions ripe for wildfires.

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