at The High Lonesome Ranch
Ranching with regenerative practices makes the land healthier. Too often cattle and livestock are presented as the enemy of environmental health. But at The High Lonesome Ranch we know “it’s not the cow, it’s the how.” How you manage cattle on the land determines whether they’ll help to heal the ecosystem or further degrade it. We are using cattle to mimic the grazing patterns of the herds of elk and bison that once moved across American grasslands. These herds were dependent on healthy grasslands, and so too were the grasslands dependent on herds of grazing animals. Grasses and herbivores co-evolved and we need to restore that relationship to heal these ecosystems.