November 7, 2017
Wrangler Frankie Zwick reflects on a season at Zapata capped off by a week with bison.
August 21, 2017
The soil tells a story, and if you read it carefully, your signature on the land becomes clear.
July 31, 2017
Our Ranchlands intern, Brandon Sickel, had the opportunity to join the national park service last week as they worked to relocate hundreds of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout.
July 14, 2017
Snow capped mountain peaks and woolly bison. Capture fall at Zapata Ranch during a workshop with photographer Stephen Weaver.
July 1, 2017
Meet the young women who are calling the Zapata home for the 2017 season.
June 4, 2017
“We’ve got an hour before the sun sets, should we ride out and find some bison?”
And so kicked off our camp out on the Medano among the wild bison. A combination of laid-back spontaneity and the freedom of having 55,000 acres to yourself set the tone for the evening. With the tents set up and fire ring built, Kate, Jessie and I had our chores done and could go have some fun. We set off north in search of some …
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