ranching

  • Locations: News Published

    Public informs wolf restoration policy

    By James Steindler

    Wolves are predators and so are humans. Therefore, respecting each other’s space, experts say, is key to avoiding conflict between the two. According to the International Wolf Center’s website (wolf.org), “The injuries that have occurred [to humans] were caused by a few wolves that… read more →

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    Farm Animal Connections at Rock Bottom

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    Come on down to the ranch for an animal meet and greet to learn about the jobs of rabbits and chicks at the ranch. This interactive experience will also show the younger participants how to read animal body language to gain an understanding of how animals communicate their needs and…

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    Vegetable Tastings at Rock Bottom

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    Learn the journey of a seed to an adult plant at Rock Bottom Ranch by touring the production gardens and then harvesting and sampling a vegetable for yourself.…

  • Locations: News Published

    Old ways colliding with the new

    Ranching as a way of life has been part of Carbondale’s DNA since before the town’s inception, but the culture is now stymied in the wake of a development surge. While the rodeo lot fills way-over capacity on Thursday evenings, ranching families that gave rise to the traditionread more →

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    Inside the Beehive at Rock Bottom

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    Have you ever looked inside a bee’s hive, to see where the nectar goes, what honeycomb in the making looks like, and observed the roles of bees? Join us in taking a closer look at the complex and beautiful system that makes up a beehive, and enjoy a taste of…

  • Locations: News Published

    Shippee Open Space sustains Highland cattle and elk

    There’s a precious parcel of land where the Avalanche elk herd can forage in peace, away from shoulder-season recreation on the Crown. It’s sandwiched between two chunks of private Mountain Primal Meat Company acreage. It’s enclosed in a multitude of adjacent conservation easements. It’s Pitkin County’s Shippee Open Space. read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    A happy ending

    It’s no secret that it’s calving season for the Nieslanik Beef crew as their cows are pastured next to the Carbondale Nature Park (aka dog park), where human passersby are treated to storybook scenes of moms and their newborn calves.

    But it’s not such a glamorous scene when one is… read more →