David Tønnessen has already made quite a name for himself in the Colorado birding community. He recorded the first sighting of a tropical king bird in the state of Colorado with his two younger brothers at the Chico Basin Ranch. Less than three months later, he recorded another first sighting.
Over the last few years, Chico Basin Ranch has partnered with the Mile High Bug Club (Pikes Peak Region chapter) to make a casual assessment of the diversity of insects, arachnids, and other invertebrates that live on the 87,000 acre property. The ongoing results point to a healthy, stable prairie ecosystem which is due in large part to the size of the ranch.
From Native Americans to homesteaders and state ownership.
For Kit, a loyal companion whose personality lives on today.
On long moves like this one, a rancher’s saddle is just as important as the horse she’s riding.
2019 marked the 20th year of bird banding at Chico Basin Ranch.
Meet Madi, Andrea, and Bri, the artisans of our leather shop.
Banded on September 11 2019
Two students from W.J. Palmer High School, Kathryn and Michelle Kummel, used an arroyo on Chico Basin Ranch to study erosion with drone technology.