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OUR 16 ALL-TIME FAVORITE BISON WORKS PHOTOS

Bison Works, which takes place annually at the Medano-Zapata Ranch, is a photographer’s dream. Running bison kicking up clouds of dust, early fall light, and the chance to get up...

THE BISON AND THE RANCHER

How ranchers and the bison they manage might save each other from extinction.

LEARNING TO THINK LIKE A MOUNTAIN

Aldo Leopold, considered by many the father of wildlife conservation and the wilderness system in America, once wrote of watching a wolf die when he was young.

THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF WILD BISON

The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Pague sat down with us at Bison Works 2018 to discuss the history of the Medano-Zapata herd, bison ecology, and the prospects for a future of...

DANGER! BISON (DO NOT APPROACH)

What does it take to conserve a species whose original range once stretched uninterrupted across an entire continent?

HOPE ON THE RANGE

Over the course of the summer of 2017, I tried to grapple with understanding the meaning of the ranching heritage of the West, and, given the history of irresponsible and...

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...

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