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News & Awards

Ranchlands and its people have been featured in various media outlets.

CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE, 2011: 1 of 3 Best Ranches in America for a Real Working Ranch Vacation

ABC NEWS, 2011: Featured on the Travel Show as a Top Learning Vacation Destination

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE, 2010: Homework on the range: Chico Basin much more than working ranch

COLORADO OUTDOORS, 2008: “The Phillips family and the staff at Chico Basin Ranch exemplify the highest degree of land stewardship”

HEADWATERS NEWS, 2006: Conservation That Pays: A West That Works

COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT, 2002: Back to the Ranch: Chico Basin Ranch builds bridges between ranchers, environmentalists and city folks

The History Channel Series

A horse is lunged in a roundpen at sunset.

Awards

COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE, 2019:
Partner of the Year

PALMER LAND TRUST, 2019:
Environmental Stewardship Award

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS, 2017:
Conservationist of the Year

SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION, 2017:
Leopold Conservation Award Nominee

COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE, 2008:
Landowner of the Year

SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT, 2003:
Excellence in Rangeland Conservation Award