January 17, 2018
With only one month or so left of my internship here, I wanted to take a moment to write down some of the highlights of my experiences—both to share with you in the moment and for future me to fondly recall them. As I recount these experiences, I am reminded of a book shared with me at a camp I worked at last summer called I’m in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor.
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.
December 14, 2017
One of next summer’s Ranchlands: Stay vacations, the 3-Day Leather Workshop, has been nominated as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by InfoHub.com, an online travel portal “dedicated to out of the ordinary, special interest adventures. For the first time ever, Ranchlands is opening up the leather shop for a workshop for anyone from beginners, enthusiasts to semi pros. Join our leather team to create a product that you can take home with you such as a pair of chinks, a …
December 5, 2017
A whirlwind bison works in South Dakota.
November 24, 2017
Many of you probably think I’m completely stranded in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a few hundred buffalo and a herd of horses keeping me company. This is not entirely true—the small town of McLaughlin is but a short five miles south of the Wilder.
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 14, 2017
Migrating over Chico Basin Ranch.
September 20, 2017
This short video from Filson’s fall 2017 campaign highlights Ranchlands’ vision for the future of ranching.
August 21, 2017
The soil tells a story, and if you read it carefully, your signature on the land becomes clear.