Herds of wild horses, reindeer, bison and other large herbivores could pack down the earth and any snow on top of it, keeping the permafrost cold and reducing the risk of carbon emmissions, according to an article in Scientific American.
After all, they roamed the area thousands of years ago.
What a bunch of garbage. Scientific American used to be a respectable publication but now it’s a left-wing propaganda organ.
Why not open it up to public-lands ranching? Cut the grazing fee to 29¢ per AUM.
Cattle, being sedentary animals, will do a better job of packing down the soil and snow.
Remove them from western rangelands, ship them all up north and return warehoused horses to their home range.