The High Lonesome Ranch has taken on a significant number of conservation and restoration projects, which stem from partnership efforts that bring together the public, private and scientific sectors, many of which are actively underway. At the forefront lies the cutting-edge science being conducted on the ranch. This ongoing research represents a long-term investment in stewardship of this quintessential Western landscape, and is expected to take almost a decade to complete.
Science Map The High Lonesome Ranch has created a promising conservation partnership with Wildlands Network for the purpose of advancing conservation on this mixed-use privately owned ranch, and helping create landscape connectivity for deer, elk, and at-risk carnivores such as wolves, lynx, and wolverines. Other key partners include the Bureau of Land Management and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Part of this conservation effort also involves reintroducing bison. The ranch also has close ties to the Boone and Crockett Club, Trout Unlimited, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. There is a long history of hosting national and international scientific groups, such as Wildlands Network and Society for Ecological Restoration.
Explore on Google EarthThe High Lonesome Ranch embraces a model of sustainability that, using public, private and non-governmental organization partnerships: provides stewardship of a large-scale, intact western landscape; maintains biological diversity and ecological connectivity; restores degraded habitat; ensures long-term conservation of critical open space; and preserves Western Colorado’s important ranching heritage while carefully balancing mixed land uses that economically support the ranch’s long-term legacy goals.