These Montana ranchers are helping grizzlies, wolves and cattle coexist

With the lifting of federal protection on top predators like grizzly bears, many are concerned that landowners will be more likely to shoot predators found on their ranches and farmland, risking the fragile stability of the Montana ecosystem. But a strategy of cattle herding called low-stress handling by range riders serves not only as a natural and efficient way to protect cattle from wolves and bears, allowing humans and wildlife to live in harmony, but also benefits the cattle and therefore the ranchers, producing superior quality beef.

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