Quivira Coalition Regenerate Field Days: TRAINOR CATTLE CO @ LOWRY RANGE
September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT
TRAINOR CATTLE CO @ LOWRY RANGE: IMPLEMENTING HOLISTIC GRAZING MANAGEMENT ON A COMPLEX MULTI-USE PROPERTY & NAVIGATING RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTY
WATKINS, CO | FRIDAY, SEPT 24TH
TIME 10AM-4PM MT | CAPACITY: 50
ABOUT THE FIELD DAY
In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Colorado State Land Board’s Lowry Ranch just outside of Denver and get a tour from Nick Trainor, its successful lessee who uses Holistic Management to support this delicate ecosystem. We’ll hear from William Burnidge, Director at The Nature Conservancy’s Grasslands Program about his work with Nick on drought and monitoring plans. Then, Anna Clare Monlezun, farmer and doctoral student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University will outline her research on the property, and Konnor Dehmlow, founder of direct-market beef business Willow Creek Meats will talk about the successes and challenges of direct market beef. This will be a great opportunity to work through the challenges of sustainable ranching that aren’t often openly discussed. Throughout the tour, we will seek to examine how this woven fabric gets stretched and twisted by uncertainty, and how we can best use science and collaboration to share stories that improve resilience.
ABOUT THE RANCH
Trainor Cattle Company, owned and managed by Nick Trainor, became the grazing lessee on the Lowry Range in 2015. The Lowry Range property is owned by the Colorado State Land Board (CSLB) and is held in the School Trust, helping to generate income for Colorado’s schools. The 26,000 acre property is located at the southeastern edge of the greater metropolitan Denver area and includes one of the largest contiguous tracts of remnant Piedmont foothills prairie in Colorado. Since the Lowry Range was acquired by the CSLB in the 1960s it has been used for grazing, energy development, low-impact recreational use, and for multiple rights-of-way— in all, approximately 25 leases exist on the Lowry Range. Due to the size and complexity of the property, the CSLB chose to utilize a unique grazing lease structured around a holistic management framework. Trainor Cattle Company has been utilizing holistic grazing practices to successfully improve and restore the piedmont grasslands and riparian communities on the property.
Questions about our Trainor Cattle Co Field Day? Contact Taylor Sanders, email@example.com
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