“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
Ranchlands is a culture. It is a way of life. A way of being and way of interacting. Not just with people and our communities, but also with animals, with nature, and with our planet. While all this is manifested in the tangible form of ranching, Ranchlands is much bigger than ranching.
It is true, Ranchlands sees ranching as one of the most direct and most powerful avenues to affecting large scale change on large scale landscapes. By managing and stewarding the land in a way that mimics natural ecosystems and relies on the inherent power of the land itself, we guide regeneration of rangeland and protect the integrity of intact natural ecosystems in the American West by working in partnership with the natural environment, not against it. However, our real power, and the place where real change happens, is in the hearts and minds of the people who interact with Ranchlands–our Collective.
Ranchlands has, perhaps unexpectedly, become primarily about people, not simply land or cattle or ranching. We have always sought to take our work “beyond the fence line,” to those who have not yet developed an interest or relationship with the land that we all need not only to survive, but to thrive, and we can attribute our success up to this point in large part to the diverse and loyal group of friends who have supported us in our mission to steward ranching towards the future.
The Ranchlands Collective is made up of ranchers, using traditional methods to raise humane, nutritious, and sustainable food. We are also stewards, working every day to preserve the future of the wild places we call home. We are horsemen and women, partnering with an animal to better understand a species besides our own. We are artists, reflecting the truths of nature for the benefit of all. We are scientists, using our tools to better understand the natural world. We are travelers, exploring new places and immersing ourselves in new ways of life. We are educators, empowering the next generation to create a better future. We are entrepreneurs, putting the power of our businesses at the service of impact. We are craftspeople, keeping alive traditional techniques that create the highest quality goods. We are the Ranchlands Collective.
Join us in our mission to bring harmony back to our relationship with the natural world.
Preserving the heritage of American ranching traditions.
Keeping native grassland ecosystems intact.
Creating a vibrant community of those who seek a life well-lived.