Curiosity and Trust – Josh Morse

At the end of the day, I’m an introvert. Perhaps predictably, as I was gearing up to begin this summer’s exceedingly interpersonal field season a few months ago, I found myself getting anxious. I am quite by nature, a New Englander, a liberal, and someone more comfortable with banding birds than branding cattle. A core Read more about Curiosity and Trust – Josh Morse[…]

Restoring Ranches with Beartooth Capital Partners – Jay Chancellor

As I wrap up my research with Beartooth Capital Partners in Bozeman, Montana, I want to take a moment to reflect on all of the incredible experiences and insights this summer has provided. Beartooth operates with a small but efficient team of just seven people out of an office building in downtown Bozeman. The company Read more about Restoring Ranches with Beartooth Capital Partners – Jay Chancellor[…]

Sampling Soil across Wyoming Landscapes – Dan Kane

Thirteen days and nearly 600 soil samples later, we’re back from our last trip to Wyoming. The trip was a huge success! We started at Ten Sleep Preserve, where I left off earlier in July, taking three days there to sample an area of the preserve that is still grazed by cattle. I was struck Read more about Sampling Soil across Wyoming Landscapes – Dan Kane[…]

The grass-fed challenge – Lucyann Murray

For those who are familiar with the beef industry, grass-fed and finished beef seems like a no-brainer. Healthier cows, healthier grasslands, healthier people, higher prices… so what’s stopping every rancher from transitioning to grass-finished beef? This is the daunting question I have elected to take on this summer. I think I have the answer then Read more about The grass-fed challenge – Lucyann Murray[…]

Update from the Field – Dan Kane

Hello from Wyoming! Two weeks ago, I spent four days collecting soil samples at the Tensleep Preserve after the rest of the Western Research Fellows departed from our retreat. Tensleep Preserve is a beautiful property owned by The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming that used to be a Girl Scouts Camp. Since acquiring it, The Nature Read more about Update from the Field – Dan Kane[…]