Rangelands act as nature’s factories.

Sunlight is converted into vegetation that produces oxygen and sequesters carbon. The land, when covered with diverse vegetation, also serves as a sponge, slowing rain as it hits the land, funneling it into aquifers below or filtering it as it runs into streams, rivers and lakes and eventually into saltwater estuaries.

Rangelands also provide wildlife habitat and the viewsheds that lift the human spirit.

Latest articles

Read more about rangelands and land management practices:

In Rural America, Right-to-repair Laws Are the Leading Edge of a Pushback Against Growing Corporate Power

“The monopolies that control food production harm ranchers, farmers, consumers and the environment. The authors correctly state that small positive steps such as those described below are “.. not a substitute for right-to-repair legislation or […]

Cost-effectively Wildfire Grazing Steep Ground With Lava Flows (Talus Field) by Wild Horses

“As discussed in this video, so-called ‘invasive’ horses – actually North America’s oldest native species, can reduce wildfire and restore habitat in areas unreachable by any other large grazer. Watch this 1-minute video and judge […]

Are Prescribed Burns The Silver Bullet Suggested For Wildfires?

“Outside-the-box thinking on prescribed burns, from the founder of Wild Horse Brigade.  

Far-West Texas Ranch Near Big Bend That’s Half the Size of Rhode Island is Still for Sale

“As discussed below, “Brewster Ranch,” covering a 30-mile-by-50-mile area, comprises 22 parcels and is the largest ranch coming to market in several years.  

Bison Bunch Up to Protect Calves

Over millions of years, rangelands have evolved under grazing by nomadic herds that travel in mass, bunched up to protect both young and adults from predators. And, plants have evolved to need this. This observation […]

My Wild Land – The Place

“This fall, Wyoming Migration Initiative released the My Wild Land film series, featuring the stories of three ranches and their stewardship of wildlife and wild lands.

New Mexico: US Officials Authorize Helicopter With Shooters to Kill Feral Cows in the Gila Wilderness

In New Mexico as across the US, ‘conservationists’ are leading the War on Wildlife.  

The Predator-Prey Connection

“Everyone understands that predators control animal numbers. But of equal importance is predators’ effect on animal behavior, and the consequential benefit to habitat – and wildlife – that result from how animals behave when in […]

My Wild Land – Terry Creek Ranch

“This fall Wyoming Migration Initiative released the My Wild Land film series, featuring the stories of three ranches and their stewardship of wildlife and wild lands. The popular films have screened in communities around Wyoming.  

Soil-Carbon Cowboys

A new documentary series in 10 parts (paddocks) directed by Peter Byck …please watch soil-carbon cowboys first.      NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on June 22, 2020.


“Filled with incredible wildlife footage, BARRIERS captures the many challenges migrating big game animals encounter on their journeys, and the collaborative solutions that can keep migrations intact long into the future.”  

Climate and Big Beef

“San Antonio entrepreneur and rancher Lew Moorman calls BS on fake beef.  

Prescribed Burns – Are Not The Silver Bullet Suggested For Wildfires

“Quoting the author of the article below, “”Most unfortunately, it seems that the most effective method for managing grass and brush wildfire fuels, using large bodied herbivores, is being overlooked in favor of methods that […]

Controlling Weeds in Idaho

A Forb is a herbaceous, flowering plant other than grass. Unwanted forbs are generally dubbed “weeds.” Herbicides used for “weed” control almost always harm habitat and wildlife. On Pitchstone Waters, we manage our weeds unconventionally—to […]

My Wild Land – Bischoff Ranch

My Wild Land films tour Wyoming, released for streaming.  

Where the Bison Could Roam

Scott Heidebrink, the director of bison restoration for the American Prairie Reserve in northeast Montana, checks on a herd. “There are ways that bison were impacting the landscape that we haven’t even thought about,” he […]

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 8: Jim Berlier

“This Western Landowners Alliance film by filmmaker Evangeline Koonce features New Mexico rancher Jim Berlier. Through prescribed grazing that provides adequate pasture recovery time, strategic stocking rates, drought planning and brush removal, the Berlier Ranch […]

Camera Collars

This content was originally sent to us by the Wyoming Migration Initiative, with this explanation, “This past spring we posted migration updates of a doe named Del using footage from a camera collar. Viewers loved […]

The Climate Profit Buried in Scotland’s Bog

“Restoring peat bogs in Scotland.  

How an Oregon Sheep Ranch Is Carrying on the Heritage of American Wool—and Shepherding It Into the Future

“As discussed below, planned, moderate rotational grazing and restricted soil disturbance on Western sheep ranches have aided the recovery of bunchgrass and fended off cheatgrass, the interior West’s most troublesome invasive species.  

Stewardship with Vision — Episode 6: Moore Land & Cattle Co

Through years of carefully planned and implemented prescribed fire, Greg Moore was able to push back on juniper encroachment of grasslands on his northern New Mexico ranch and re-establish healthy grassland ecosystems for cattle and […]

Join us!

Follow along as we manage the resources within our fence lines, but think beyond the box.