The Parker Family at home on their ranch near Gunnison, Colorado.
By guest contributor Kevin Alexander Watt, TomKat Ranch
As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this month we highlight Parker Pastures in Gunnison, Colorado. Since 2006, the Parker family has leveraged their skills in Holistic Management to grow a thriving business that supports their family and contributes to the health of their community.
With adaptive multi-species grazing and careful riparian management, they have improved the health of their soils, increased forage production, doubled their stocking rate per acre, and secured valuable leases to grow their business. The Parkers have also created opportunities on the ranch to help their children begin creating their own enterprises that support their stewardship and provide new products for their customers.
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The Profiles in Land and Management Series by guest contributor Kevin Watt features the work of innovative ranchers and land managers who are achieving economic and ecological benefits on working lands. Kevin served as the TomKat Ranch Land & Livestock Manager until 2017 and now works on research, outreach and special projects for the ranch.
*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s). Publishing this content does not constitute an endorsement by the Western Landowners Alliance or any employee thereof either of the specific content itself or of other opinions or affiliations that the author(s) may have.*
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