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.

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Conservation Partners

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.

Our Mission

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.
















The High Lonesome Ranch properties also include the K-T Ranch in Meeker, Colorado.

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Turkey hunt & early spring fishing

Where the girls go, the boys will be close behind! Spring Cast & Blast is here at its best – turkey season coincides with early spring fishing for hungry trout. Yes, it’s turkey time. Combine that with early spring fishing and you’ve got yourself a winner. Book now for this great fun event that runs […]
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Good Friends. Good Times. Relax, Refresh, Renew Your Soul

Join Buzz & Rose Cox at the K-T this summer for a reunion of past guests July 29-August 3.  This summer we welcome back our former ranch hosts, Buzz and Rose Cox for an enjoyable 5-night/4-day trip where guests are encouraged to join in during the fabulous “hopper” season. Our baby sister ranch, the K-T […]
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Fly Fishing Expeditions at the High Lonesome Ranch

Explore the diversity around the main ranch and be inspired by some of our big beautiful neighborhood. Imagine creating a fly-fishing adventure designed to fit your individual needs and desires. Now it’s possible. In 2014 the Ranch introduced its new Expeditions Program. When it comes to fly-fishing and wing shooting for individual sportsmen and families […]
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Role of private landowners in species conservation

New plan recognizes role of private landowners in species conservation.
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Our Mission

The mission statement for the High Lonesome describes a "model of sustainability" that preserves stewardship of a large western landscape, maintains biodiversity and ecological connectivity, enhances the lives of wildlife and fish, and preserves and restores degraded habitat while allowing a mix of uses - primarily ranching, recreation, and research.