There’s a new model of ranching emerging that emphasizes a holistic view of the ranch as a multidimensional resource and not just a home for cattle. Duke Phillips of Colorado is a pioneer in this approach, which provides him with a viable living, but also aligns his mission with tourists, environmentalists, and much of the general public. His ranch is proving that the maximization of profits with disregard to all other concerns is not a requirement for a rewarding vocation and lifestyle. In part one of “Ranching the New West”, we see the sense of community that Duke talks about so eloquently.


Conservation, Culture

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