March 6, 2017
This film by Alfredo Alcántara & Josh Chertoff follows Duke Phillips III and his team at Zapata Ranch during our annual fall bison works. This unique conservation effort is instrumental in protecting the endangered wild bison and the rich landscape it inhabits.
February 13, 2017
In the buffalo pasture, there are many places where the fences are drifted over and the buffalo have taken this opportunity to walk right over them and head south for the winter.
February 8, 2017
Pronghorn are one of the most iconic species of the American plains, yet biologists know very little about their movements in southeastern Colorado.
February 6, 2017
By the time I graduated and left the academic world behind, I felt as though had I gained little ground in the reality of what I had spent so much time trying to understand. I left wanting to work on a ranch.
February 6, 2017
Thanks to efforts by CO Parks and Wildlife to release Arkansas Darter into the creek on the Chico, the fish is no longer a “federally endangered” candidate.
February 3, 2017
Even during winter, when the rest of the prairie falls dormant, days grow shorter, and animals retreat into their winter dens, the ranchers’ work doesn’t slow.
January 29, 2017
Every spring and fall, Sandhill Cranes stop over on the Medano-Zapata Ranch during their annual migration.
Photos by Matthew DeLorme and Madeline Jorden
January 17, 2017
I had never truly experienced the sound of silence in its purest form until I came to the Chico.
January 12, 2017
I think it was the creek that did it, or more specifically the ragged wall of half-dead, flash-flooded trees that bordered it.
January 2, 2017
“Hi! Just a little message of a traveler amazed…”