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Cattle ranching lies at the core of who we are. We work every day to preserve our ranching heritage and traditions by living them, while simultaneously embracing new ways of thinking.

March 13, 2017

Ranchhands: Laura Mowery

“I came in and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve been working on a farm and I’ve been riding my whole life, I’ve got some experience. This is gonna be great, I can totally do this!’ And I came in and it like knocked me down a peg, so fast.”

March 7, 2017

Wilder Bison Works

Our bison threatened to stampede through the North Dakota pipeline demonstration during the fall roundup.

March 6, 2017

Duke and the Buffalo

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

Welcome to the North Country

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 3, 2017

Prairie Winter

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

Sandhill Crane Migration

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 12, 2017

Transitioning

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

Inside the Chico Snow Globe

We always linger longer together in the winter – and that may be why it’s actually the warmest time of year on the Chico.