TEXAS RANCH HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
G Bar C Ranch, located north of Dallas, is committed to continually improving ranching practices in ways that nurture the environment. The Ellis family sees themselves as caretakers of the land, maintaining biodiversity, natural habitat and clean waterways. The ranch implements an adaptive multi-paddock strategy that rotates cattle through 58 permanently fenced pastures. The family also strives to keep carbon stored in the soil by minimizing disturbance. Wheat Creek runs through the ranch and eventually feeds into the Trinity River, which is a water source responsible for half of Texans’ water needs. The Ellis family grazes in a manner that keeps the vegetative filters and sponges working effectively and prevents erosion, keeping water clear and pure. The ranch is a living laboratory and opens its gates to researchers from organizations, universities and other institutions.
“We are dedicated to raising the highest quality cattle while putting the environment first,” said Meredith Ellis of G Bar C Ranch. “Our stewardship to the land benefits everyone.”