What grass can teach us about the future of the American West.
The Ranchlands Review
- Chico Basin Ranch
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- In Conversation
- Land Management
- Land Stewardship
- Made by Hand
- MP Ranch
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- Paint Rock Canyon Ranch
- Women in Ranching
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For too long, we've treated soil as an inert resource, when we should be down on our knees worshipping the fact that this is what gives us life on this...
This place is a refuge for myself, my life with my wife and my children and the people I work with. It is my identity. It is where I feel...
I’m a former Sierra Club environmentalist who became a dues-paying member of the New Mexico Cattlegrowers’ Association. It was a surprise to me too.
We are now on the cusp of one of the great transitions to occur each year on the shortgrass prairie: the shift from the growing season to the dormant season,...
Don’t start until you finish, don’t be afraid to ask, and other advice on starting a small-scale growing operation from consultant and educator Kirk Gadzia.
In the Unknown Certainty of Tomorrow It is November 1999. I am standing in the Chico Basin ranch corrals, watching […]
There’s definitely certain situations where the helicopter shines. But cutting pairs, sorting cattle, you can’t do that in a helicopter or a bike, that’s a horse job. The interesting thing...
Water is the most crucial tool in establishing a regenerative, rotational grazing operation on a large scale.
I was first introduced to the term “self-selection” in a barefoot trimming clinic in Australia about a year ago. The couple that were hosting the clinic, a trimmer and a...
Lessons from a small-scale prescriptive grazing project.
What do we mean when we use the term “regenerative agriculture”? In our view, it is a coalescing of people who care and are actively doing something about the ecological...
There is more than one way to know a place. There is more than one way to see a landscape. There is more than one way to understand land health....
Of all the diverse classes of cattle we have on the Chico, our mother cows work the hardest.
The Beefmaster bull is a symbol of strength and resilience in a herd that is built for production, endurance, and efficiency.
A Beefmaster cow is more that an animal; she is a management philosophy embodied – a flesh-and-blood way of living with the land that represents how humans and their animals...
I was thinking today about how different spring times can be from one year to the next.
How ranchers and the bison they manage might save each other from extinction.
The evidence available to determine the history of bison ecology in the SLV is scant.
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.