In preparation for our event in June, where NativeEnergy supporters will visit a ranch that participates in our Montana Improved Grazing Project, we felt inspired to share the stories behind three of the ranches we partner with. Together, these ranches are reducing carbon in beef and leather supply chains, strengthening ranching communities, protecting local waterways and preserving biodiversity.
The Indreland Ranch is located in Big Timber, Montana. The ranch consists of 6,000-8,000 acres. The Indreland family has been utilizing a rotational grazing system for approximately 8 years with good results and are now excited to take their efforts to the next level with NativeEnergy’s Improved Grazing Project. The ranch has been utilizing fencing and existing water resources to manage their herd’s grazing, but they are water constrained. As part of this project, the goal is to double the amount of pastures on the ranch managed this way to increase the rest and recovery periods. Accomplishing this goal requires improving water access for the herd.
NativeEnergy’s goal is to involve more ranches to reach 200,000 acres by 2020. For more information or to get involved, please contact us at [email protected]