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.
January 2, 2018
What do oysters and cattle have in common?
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.
September 20, 2017
This short video from Filson’s fall 2017 campaign highlights Ranchlands’ vision for the future of ranching.
September 19, 2017
Madeline Lee, a Colorado College student, assesses options for erosion management on Chico Basin Ranch.
August 21, 2017
The soil tells a story, and if you read it carefully, your signature on the land becomes clear.
July 28, 2017
Right now the Chico is in the prime of growing season. We had plentiful moisture in the spring and we are just now entering the wet season. This week a storm came through dumping 3 inches across the Holmes and Wolf pastures. Combined with warm temperatures in the nineties, the grass is going crazy.
This weather is bread and butter for short-grass prairie like the Chico. The dominant species for the Chico is blue grama grass. It’s a …
July 25, 2017
Holistic management expert Kirk Gadzia on sustainable ranching in Hawaii.