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 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
December 16, 2016
A look inside the action-packed week of Bison Works.
November 28, 2016
“Magnificent, bizarre and iconic”: read about our encounters with bison and see photos from an action-packed week.
November 8, 2016
As we move into fall, the guest season winds down at Zapata, while we begin our annual weaning at the Chico.
July 11, 2016
Take a look at some of the loops thrown at this years brandings.
June 6, 2016
“I have no words to say that could express the gratitude we have for your generosity. I was amazed when you answered so quickly and opened your land to us. Not long after our arrival the boys realized how unique this opportunity was to stay on the ranch. We were able to see the buffalo herd in the distance as we arrived late Friday evening. The view and perspective of the dunes was second to none.
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May 19, 2016
Watch as Duke’s crew put their expertise to the test in order to round up the entire herd of wild bison.
May 18, 2016
In order to maximize their efficiency and ensure the well-being of the herd, Duke and his crew have developed modern methods for the roundup.