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Every year the larger acreages are being subdivided and sold off

We want to do the opposite

acquire more land to make one of the largest parcels for our Bison to roam

Environment & Sustainability

 

WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON OUR LAND?

 

     Our impact on the land is environmentally responsible.  How we do this is by implementing regenerative agriculture practices such as no-till crops, re-introduction of native plants and plants that build the soil, encouraging bio-diverse micro and macro organisms and rotating the bison through a series of pastures.  By using rotational grazing this benefits not only the bison but the plants, soil and the flora and fauna.  This method of grazing mimics the way bison graze in the wild and protects the land from over grazing. 

 

Research shows the following benefits of Regenerative Agriculture and rotational grazing:  

·         Huge increase in forage production per acre, with no additional inputs (chemical fertilizers or herbicides).  Most people double their forage production in the first couple of years.  Depending on the climate and intensity of management 200-300% increases in forage production can be expected.

·         Huge reductions of animal parasites and diseases because animals are not constantly living near their own feces, by the time they return to an area their feces and all the parasites in it have decomposed (decreases the need for de-wormers in the bison and naturally fertilizes the soil).

·         Increased animal nutrition because animals have access to a wider variety of plants, and the plants can be allowed to recover and reach maximum nutritional content.

·         Increased soil health because under proper management the animals will only eat about 50% of the plants in the area…the rest will be trampled to the ground, this plant material will protect the soil and eventually decompose, building the soil.

·         Increased biodiversity.

·         Happier animals, animals like new things and getting to move to a brand new area keeps them happy.

Proper cultivation and management of our hay fields will eliminate the use of herbicides and chemicals.

 

It is our belief that by putting chemicals in the soil we are putting chemicals in the rain water, that goes into the hay and chemicals in the hay means chemicals in the bison and ultimately into us.

Through responsible and sustainable stewardship of lands and animals our impact on the lands will be a positive one.

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