Profiles in Land Management – Elk Glade Ranch


This month, as part of our Profiles in Land and Management we are thrilled to share our profile of Elk Glade Ranch near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Profiles in Regenerative Ranching - Elk Glade Ranch

Elk Glade Ranch employs a distinct variety of regenerative enterprises that have helped sustain it economically and protect its surrounding human and wild communities. The ranch sits at 8,500’+ and is a combination of soaring pink granite cliffs, aspen and pine forests, and valley meadows. This dramatic topography makes the ranch particularly challenging to manage. However, with creativity and hard work, Elk Glade Ranch has increased the productivity and value of the land and managed to uphold its long heritage as a working ranch even as development has encroached around it.

With diverse enterprises like guided hunting/fishing trips, jeep tours, grass-fed beef, weddings, and agritourism, Elk Glade Ranch demonstrates that there are myriad ways to benefit from the diverse co-benefits of regenerative management.

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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.

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