Michael Woot wrote:That looks like a shot out of my back-yard.
I'll take a look at cattle. I'd have to borrow since I don't want to mess with it. I'd have to supplement with copious amounts of hay though or I'd be returning skinny cows.
My thought was to rip out the creosote, run swales as appropriate to retain and move water from the washes, use check dams and one rock damns in the small washes and rivulets to slow the water. Then I'd spread manure, compost, etc. disc it in and then seed with native grasses and run the imprinter over the top to form and pack. The thousands of imprints would catch and hold the rains (and even irrigation if necessary) while the swales and dams maximize the water retention and diversion.