Index

  • 77 Ranch

    Blooming Grove, Texas

    Located near Blooming Grove, Texas, 77 Ranch has grown over the past 37 years as it acquired neighboring lands. Restoring native grasses has been central to the ranch’s conservation efforts; it currently hosts over 200 species of forbs and grasses in its pastures.

  • A Land Manager's Guide to Grassland Birds of Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

    The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority created this guide to "provide ranchers with basic information on the identification, habitat and biology of grassland birds…[and] how pasture management influences grassland birds and their habitat."

  • A Stewardship Guide to Grasslands in Southern Ontario

    Ontario Barn Owl Recovery Project, Ontario

    The Ontario Barn Owl Recovery project created this document to introduce sustainable stewardship practices for Southern Ontario grasslands to agricultural producers and rural landowners.

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in Management of Prairie Grasslands

    Saskatchewan Research Council

    The Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative created this document to identify the vulnerability of prairie grasslands to climate change and to recognize appropriate responses to mitigate predicted changes.

  • Alexander Ranch Sun City, Kansas

    Ted Alexander

    The Alexander Ranch of Sun City, Kansas has been selected as one of the regional recipients of the 2007 Environmental Stewardship Award Program [by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association].

  • Bar LD Ranch

    Bonnyville, Alberta

    Bar LD Ranch, located near Bonnyville, Alberta demonstrates a commitment to land management, water quality, wildlife conservation, and leadership activities in the community. Because of the erosion-prone sandy and rocky soil (common to the region) rotational grazing and moderate stocking rates are used to maintain rangeland health...

  • BC Grassland Stewardship Guide: A Guide for Ranchers and Recreation Users

    BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

    This guide was created by British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks to help ranchers and recreation users to recognize stewardship activities as crucial to the successful conservation of diverse, healthy grasslands.

  • Beneficial Grazing Management Practices for Sage–Grouse

    Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

    The Range Management Branch of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development created this document in order to provide land managers with grazing management practices that will enhance Sage-Grouse habitat on their land.

  • Bill Barby Ranch

    Clark County, Kansas

    The B bar B ranch is located in southwest Kansas within the Great Plains of North America. The property is primarily a working cattle operation with small-scale, premium deer hunting. The region also exhibits abundant northern bobwhite quail and other grassland birds.

  • Biodiversity Conservation Guide for Farmers and Ranchers in Alberta

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alberta

    This guide, published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, describes six basic principles of biodiversity conservation, listing supporting management strategies for each principle.

  • Bold Ranch

    Winifred, Montana

    Located near Winifred, Montana, Bold Ranch operates as a sustainable working and recreational enterprise. Bold Ranch was an early adopter of no-till farming in the region, providing soil and water conservation and carbon sequestration benefits.

  • Burnette Ranch

    Comanche County, Kansas

    Burnette Ranch is located within the Southwestern Tablelands in the Cimarron Breaks ecoregion of the Great Plains. This ranch has benefited from grazing management, exhibiting excellent climax native grass species composition, a diverse forb community and an active lesser prairie-chicken lek.

  • Caring for the Green Zone: Riparian Areas and Grazing Management

    Cows and Fish Program, Alberta

    This document for agricultural producers covers general grazing management principles and beneficial practices for grazing in riparian areas. Case studies documenting successful grazing in riparian areas are also provided.

  • Chinook Ranch Ltd.

    Longview, Alberta

    Located near Longview, Alberta, Chinook Ranch displays a long-term vision of sustainable ranching. During the growing season the cattle graze a maximum of two to five days in one area to prevent overgrazing, and the potential spread of invasive species into native habitats.

  • Circle H Farms

    Brandon, Manitoba

    Circle H Farms, located in Brandon, Manitoba, is a working cattle operation. The owner-operator, Brian Harper, is a conservation leader in the community and conducts tours on his operation for other producers, demonstrating the various management approaches he has applied to his land.

  • Della Ranches Box Country, Utah

    Tanner Family

    Della Ranches is located in Box Elder County in Utah. The ranch “runs about 1,000 cattle on 192,000 acres of private, state and federally owned lands.

  • Dolen Ranch

    Spirit River, Alberta

    The Dolen Ranch is located in the Peace River Region of northwestern Alberta. This region often sees harsh winters and has struggled with inconsistent summer precipitation. Conrad Dolen was born and raised in the area and has been farming the ranch’s “North Fork” for the last ten years.

  • Ejido Casa de Janos

    Janos, Chihuahua

    With the implementation of sound management practices, Ejido Casa de Janos seeks to improve both the grazing system and the grassland conditions, which will result in a better habitat for fauna.

  • Field Grove Ranch Buffalo, Wyoming

    The Fieldgrove Family

    Ryan and Teresa Fieldgrove’s ranch, located near Buffalo, is a cow/calf range operation consisting of over 10,000 acres of deeded and leased land. Ryan Fieldgrove’s family has ranched in the area for over 125 years with his children representing the fifth generation to be involved.

  • Funk Farms Trust

    Shirley, Illinois

    Located in Shirley, Illinois, Funk Farms has long prioritized environmental stewardship. As one of the oldest farms in Illinois, management has continually adhered to sustainable practices. The farm has implemented a number of beneficial practices including water management through 35 miles of waterways and soil erosion control through 25 miles of terraces.

  • Gentry Ranch Partners LLC

    Barber County, Kansas

    Gentry Ranch Partners LLC is located in the heart of the Great Plains within southwest Kansas. The ranch manages Angus- and Hereford-based cow/calf pairs on an area with a diverse native plant community, abundant wildlife, springs, and caves. Practices carried out through this 1,426-hectare project included firebreak establishment and prescribed burns.

  • Ginn Family Farm

    Clinton, ON

    Located in Clinton, Ontario, the Ginn Family Farm operates a purebred red Angus cow‐calf operation. Over the past 25 years, the farm has taken major steps to create a healthy and productive ecosystem.

  • Gould Ranches Ltd.

    Consort, Alberta

    The Gould Family has ranched south of Consort, Alberta, for nearly 100 years. The operation includes native range, reseeded forage and annually cropped acreage near the center of Special Area 4.

  • Grasslands of Central North America

    Food and Agriculture Organization, North America

    Chapter 6 of Grasslands of the World focuses on the grasslands management systems of central North America. While a majority of the chapter serves as a historical summary of grassland management practices, it also provides useful general management recommendations...

  • Grasslands: Towards a North American Conservation Strategy

    Commission for Environmental Cooperation

    This publication is intended to provide a framework for tri- and binational cooperation between Canada, the United States and Mexico that promotes the conservation and sustainable use of central North American grasslands.

  • Grazing Lease Stewardship Code of Practice

    Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

    Alberta Sustainable Resource Development created this document to describe overarching management principles for grazing leaseholders to ensure public rangelands and the ecosystems on which they depend remain productive today and in the future.

  • Guide to Native Grassland Management in Nebraska

    The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska

    The Guide to Native Grasslands Management in Nebraska was created to aid Great Plains land managers in their grassland management decisions.

  • How Much Habitat is Enough?

    Environment Canada

    Type Government Publication Organization Environment Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service (Ontario region) Country Canada Region Great Lakes region Link http://www.ec.gc.ca/nature/E33B007C-5C69-4980-8F7B-3AD02B030D8C/894_How_much_habitat_is_enough_E_WEB_05.pdf Language English Reference Environment Canada. 2013. How Much Habitat is Enough? Third Edition. Environment Canada. Toronto,

  • JP Sons LLC

    Russell County, Kansas

    The goal of the project for JP Sons LLC was to improve the grassland ecosystem for livestock grazing and wildlife. It focused on 618 hectares of the ranch, located in the southern region of the Kansas Partners for Fish and Wildlife, North Central Prairies focus area.

  • Kidd Bro’s Ranch Mayerthorpe, Alberta

    Bob and Larry Kidd

    The Kidd Bros. ranch was originally homesteaded in 1913. Since then, the Kidd brothers have worked hard to engrain themselves not only in the land they work off, but also in the surrounding community.

  • Leavitt Lake Ranches

    Vina, California

    Located in the Vina Plains of California, Leavitt Lake Ranches uses an integral approach to manage their land and has implemented a number of management practices aimed at improving production and profitability.

  • Management of Canadian Prairie Rangeland

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

    This document was created by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to provide information to range managers, ranchers, scientists and wildlife managers about management practices for Canadian natural grass rangelands.

  • Managing Saskatchewan Rangeland

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatchewan

    This book was created over a number of years by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to assist range managers in the stewardship of rangeland resources in Saskatchewan.

  • Managing Your Native Prairie Parcels: Your Guide to Caring for Native Prairie in Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation, Saskatchewan

    The Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation created this planning guide to help landowners learn about and manage native grasslands on their land, covering topics such as native grassland conservation and enhancement...

  • Matador Ranch

    Matador, Texas

    Matador Ranch, located in Matador, Texas is a large historic US ranching and hunting operation. Established in 1882, the ranch has a long history of improving the health and productivity of its livestock, wildlife, and renewable natural resources.

  • Padlock Ranch

    Big Horn, Montana

    Padlock Ranch, located near Big Horn, Montana, demonstrates a commitment toward improved sustainability within the beef industry. The ranch’s beneficial practices focus on grazing and water management.

  • Perrin Ranching

    Beechy, Saskatchewan

    Perrin Ranching 1990 Ltd. is a fourth-generation ranch located in southwestern Saskatchewan near Beechy. Reg and Shannon Schellenberg, along with their son, Coy, and his wife, Laura-Lie, run this commercial cow/calf operation.

  • Pilgrim Ranch

    Chase County, Kansas

    The Pilgrim Ranch project site consists of 28 hectares of tallgrass prairie located within the USFWS’s Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area and the Flint Hills focus area of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program.

  • Rancho 'El Uno'

    Janos, Chihuahua

    The El Uno Ecological Reserve, better known as Rancho El Uno, belongs to The Nature Conservancy NGO. The main purpose of the ranch is the conservation of grasslands and their biodiversity through the teaching and application of good stockbreeding management and grassland restoration practices.

  • Rancho Coyamito Sur

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua

    Coyamito Sur Ranch, located in Chihuahua in Mexico, has improved local environmental conditions through grazing management. Using a rotational grazing system, the ranch limits the effect of livestock disturbance on the land and improves grass productivity.

  • Rancho El 15

    Villa Ahumada and Chihuahua, Chihuahua

    Rancho El 15 forms part of the grassland conservation collaboration initiative between the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the non-profit organizations, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, IMC Vida Silvestre and Pronatura.

  • Rancho El Gorguz

    Janos, Chihuahua

    The purpose of the adoption of sound management practices at Rancho El Gorguz was to strengthen ranch infrastructure to improve the grazing system and grassland conditions, thereby enriching the habitat for fauna.

  • Rancho Jaralillo

    Durango, Durango

    Rancho Jaralillo, located in Durango State in Mexico, implements sustainable practices inspired by the Holistic Management approach. Due to its location in a semi-arid region, the ranch is prone to soil erosion.

  • Rancho La Gacha

    Piedras Negras, Coahuila

    Rancho La Gacha, located in Piedras Negras in Mexico, is a unique ranching operation dedicated to sustainable practices. The ranch employs a grazing system that utilizes short periods of grazing in a multi-paddock system.

  • Rancho La Jococa

    Pánuco, Zacatecas

    Rancho la Jococa, located in Pánuco, Zacatecas has demonstrated a sound commitment to using sustainable ranching practices. Because it is located in a semi-arid region of Mexico, it is vital for the ranch to maintain sufficient moisture levels on the property.

  • Rancho Los Ángeles

    Saltillo, Coahuila

    Rancho Los Ángeles, located in Saltillo in Mexico, is committed to environmental stewardship and community action. This experimental ranch is run by the Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University (Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro) with a view to inspire...

  • Rancho Lujo Barato

    Ascensión, Chihuahua

    The purpose of adopting sound management practices at Rancho Lujo Barato was to strengthen ranch infrastructure to improve the grazing system and grassland conditions, thereby enriching the fauna habitat. After touring the ranch, it was decided to carry out the project at the El Sapo pasture, as it is very visible from the highway and easily accessed.

  • Rancho Plan de Álamos

    Villa Ahumada and Chihuahua, Chihuahua

    Rancho Plan de Álamos is located in the priority land region known as the Flores Magón and Sierra del Nido Grasslands in the central valley region of Chihuahua, where the state’s last uncultivated valleys are located. As part of the grassland conservation collaboration initiative launched by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and IMC Vida Silvestre...

  • Rancho San Blas

    Ascensión, Chihuahua

    The implementation of sound management practices at Rancho San Blas was intended to improve the grazing plan and the grassland conditions to benefit the habitat for area fauna. Prior to the project, the ranch had 10 paddocks, although their size, as well as the lack of water in some of them, made adequate cattle rotation difficult.

  • Rancho San Luis

    Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua

    Rancho San Luis forms part of the grassland conservation collaboration initiative between the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the non-profit organizations, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and IMC Vida Silvestre, financed with funds from the CEC, the USFWS-NMBCA Program, and Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Natural...

  • Rancho Tapiecitas

    Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

    Rancho Tapiecita, located in Casas Grandes in Mexico, is a unique ranching operation dedicated to environmental stewardship. As a participant in a local grassland improvement program, the ranch is focused on increasing grass cover and forage production. Rotational grazing is employed to ensure rest periods for native grasslands.

  • Rancho Tontonilquillo

    Cuencamé, Durango

    Totonilquillo Ranch, located in Cuencamé in Mexico, is dedicated to enhancing native grassland health and productivity. The ranch participates in a grassland improvement program that rehabilitates degraded areas through soil conservation and the planting of native shrubs and grass species.

  • Ranchos Salinillas

    Ranchos Salinillas, Nuevo Leon

    Salinillas Ranch, located in Nuevo Leon State in Mexico, is committed to enhancing the health, productivity and profitability of their land. Grazing management strategies are central to the ranch’s success and the ranch considers grazing as an important contributor to maximum grassland health.

  • Rangeland Management Before, During, and After Drought

    University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Arizona

    The University of Arizona's School of Renewable Natural Resources created this document to help land manager prepare and respond to drought events in North American grasslands.

  • Rangeland Management Strategies

    Sustainable Agriculture Network, USA

    This bulletin from the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SARE) recommends strategies that may help to integrate range management techniques that have long-term benefits for people, their land and their communities.

  • Sharing the Land with Pinyon-Juniper Birds

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory created this document to educate land managers about beneficial practices that can enhance pinyon-juniper bird habitat on their land. It was developed with funding primarily provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) created this document to educate land managers about grassland management practices to help enhance bird and wildlife habitat in short grass prairies.

  • Silver Hills Ranch

    Lumby, British Columbia

    At Silver Hills Ranch located in Lumby, British Columbia, productivity has increased by using grazing and water management practices. Livestock rotation has been employed to reduce grassland overexploitation and increase manure spreading over the property.

  • Slovek Ranch Philip, South Dakota

    Bill and Pennie Slovek

    The Slovek Ranch is located near Philip, South Dakota, where Bill - a third generation rancher - his wife Pennie and their youngest son Bo, run approximately 900 cow-calf pairs on over 13,000 acres. They also rent 6,000 to 7,000 acres every year.

  • South 7 Ranches

    Barrhead, Alberta

    Chad and Stacey Meunier have owned and operated South 7 Ranches for seven years and have been farming for 20 years. Stacey has taken the Ranching for Profit School twice and her family farm was managed under Holistic Management principles.

  • Spirit View Ranch Rycroft, Alberta

    The Weder Family

    In 1996, the Weder’s acquired a quarter section of land and 10 beef cows in Camrose, AB. They then relocated to Peace Country in 2003, and increased their herd to 60 cows, 20 open heifers, and began ranching on 880 acres of deeded land.

  • The Weedon Ranch

    Swift Current, Saskatchewan

    Located in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the Weedon Ranch lies across a sandhill ecosystem where water and grass management are a top priority. The focus of the ranch’s sustainability management strategy is on the development of an efficient and reliable watering system.

  • Veno Ranch

    Hanna, Alberta

    With her husband Murray McArthur, Marj Veno’s operation has grown from a 120-head commercial cow herd to 300 purebred and 300 commercial Angus cows on 5,050 hectares, the majority of which is native range.

  • Veno Ranch (2)

    Hanna, Alberta

    With her husband Murray McArthur, Marj Veno’s operation has grown from a 120-head commercial cow herd to 300 purebred and 300 commercial Angus cows on 5,050 hectares, the majority of which is native range.

  • Weedon Ranch Swift Current, Saskatchewan

    The Weedon Family

    The Weedon Ranch encompasses approximately 11,500 acres of native prairie range and 1,920 acres of tame grass in the dry brown soil zone of Saskatchewan. Located in Swift Current, the ranch is mostly in a sandhill ecosystem, making water and grass management a priority.

  • Z-BAR RANCH LLC

    Barber County, Kansas

    This project was designed to improve rangeland health for livestock, manage grazing distribution, control invasive trees, improve wetland management, and enhance habitat for aquatic and grassland-dependent wildlife species.


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