Each spring brings the budding anticipation of new life at Ranchlands. At our Zapata Ranch, newborn bison with tufts of […]
Charles Post has spent a lot of time outside, and for good reason. He is a renowned ecologist, environmental brand consultant, and filmmaker who […]
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.
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 wild bison.
What does it take to conserve a species whose original range once stretched uninterrupted across an entire continent?
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 destructive ranching practices on western rangelands, the unique ways that ambitious biodiversity conservation is able to coexist with for-profit livestock production at a large scale at Zapata.”
Ranchlands is a fourth generation, family-owned and operated ranch management company. We run bison and cattle on ranches in Colorado, New Mexico, and South Dakota. We protect the land we work on and that sustains us. We live and play on our ranches. We raise our families here. You can come stay with us and experience an authentic working ranch. Email us at email@example.com for more information.
A whirlwind bison works in South Dakota.