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Ranch Planning

The Annual Plan The Holiday Season is a time of family, traditions, and looking to the future. It is also the time when smart managers turn their attention to planning activities for the new year. We’ve already established our strategic plan (perfectly described in a four part blog entitled “If you don’t look out, the […]

Pan, Tilt, Zoom

It was twenty degrees and a blustery January day, snow eddied over the steep bluffs accumulating in deep drifts, held in place by frozen statues of juniper and blue bunch. The herd of elk was two hundred strong, moseying their way casually across the short grass prairie to the timberline above where they would soon […]

Conservation of Rare and Endangered Species

Conservation of a rare or endangered plant first begins with the identification of the plant and its habitat. Many of the rare and endangered plants have certain habitat restrictions that only allow them to grow in a very narrow set of conditions. Some will only grow on the perimeter of wetlands, in the sagebrush steppe, […]

Pasture Hummocks and Wetland Pugging

The winter months provide an opportunity to gain new insight into the workings of the natural habitats and productive landscapes that we manage.  The casual observer might assume that the natural world has “gone to sleep” for a few months as the trees, wildflowers and pasture grasses go dormant, ponds freeze over and snow covers […]

If you don’t look out, then LOOK OUT!

Part IV “Monitoring” It’s often been said in one fashion or another that “if you are failing to plan, then you are planning to fail”. None of us like the idea of failing at something that we set out to achieve, and only a select few can afford to financially fail in a business enterprise. […]

Ag Leases and the Art of Negotiation

At this pivotal point in American history we are seeing political unrest, a volatile economy, a less than cooperative business climate, and as a result unbelievably high commodity prices. So what does this mean for the land owner and their production ground? It means it’s time to raise the rent on that Ag lease!

The Ruby Habitat License Plate is Now Available!

Dear Friends, The Montana, Ruby Habitat Foundation, sponsor license plate is now available! If you like the Sandhill crane, would like to support the Ruby Habitat Foundation and/or just want a great looking plate, you can go to your county treasurer’s office and get it now. The Ruby Habitat Foundation will receive a portion of […]

Conservation on Private Lands

Wildlife conservation is the practice of  protecting and managing habitats and populations of wildlife that are rare or imperiled.  Many of our clients have a deep interest in conservation and to ensure that rare wildlife are identified and protected on land that they control and have stewardship over. Ranch Resources is currently working with a […]

If you don’t look out, then LOOK OUT!

           Part III “Budgeting” It’s often been said in one fashion or another that “if you are failing to plan, then you are planning to fail”. None of us like the idea of failing at something that we set out to achieve, and only a select few can afford to financially fail in a business […]

Green Slime

Why conifers are encroaching into rangeland and what we can do to prevent it from happening. The western landscape of today’s world looks different than it did just 200 years ago. I am not referring to more people, cities or roads; I am talking about the natural landscape. As the landscape has changed so has […]

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