January 2, 2018
Duke Phillips could have been a “normal” rancher. Raised in northern Mexico in a second-generation ranching family, he came of age in a world where cowboys shot coyotes to protect their calves, ranches were grazed in their entirety year-round, and cattlemen were just that–men who raised cattle. The rancher-conservationist had yet to emerge. While the tide has been changing in recent years, with more and more farmers and ranchers embracing their role as land stewards, perhaps Phillips’ most radical act has been not just to join this growing group of agricultural conservationists, but, since the very beginning, to throw the doors open and invite others to observe and participate in the project for sustainable ranching.
November 21, 2017
Our goal is to create a viable business that achieves the ranch owner’s objectives while improving the ecosystem of the ranch.
November 7, 2017
Wrangler Frankie Zwick reflects on a season at Zapata capped off by a week with bison.
October 21, 2017
Vast views on the plains.
October 9, 2017
A glimpse into the richly variegated world of Pink-sided Juncos, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Golden-crowned Kinglets.
September 20, 2017
This short video from Filson’s fall 2017 campaign highlights Ranchlands’ vision for the future of ranching.
September 18, 2017
9/17/17: The first recorded sighting of a Tropical Kingbird in Colorado occurred on Chico Basin Ranch.
July 14, 2017
Snow capped mountain peaks and woolly bison. Capture fall at Zapata Ranch during a workshop with photographer Stephen Weaver.
July 2, 2017
Some of our favorite beef and bison recipes to gather around the table with.