Improve the world through rangeland management by providing statistically valid, economically feasible and expedient landscape information

Humbolt Ranch Story

The story of the Humboldt Ranch was put together by our very own Gregg Simonds and partners Carol Evans, Intermountain West Joint Venture, Bureau of Land Management, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Working Lands for Wildlife, and Open Range Consulting. Produced by Little Wild.


Fifty Percent of the Earth’s land surface is occupied by rangelands. The biggest impact to rangelands is grazing whether it is done by wildlife or livestock. Grazing impacts can positively or negatively effect whether water and carbon are held in the soil. While grazing impacts may be small on any given acre they can have negative global effects larger than nuclear or spill disasters. When managed properly, grazing can improve water quality, water quantity, remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and provide food and fiber. Open Range Consulting’s mission is to globally improve grazing management so the positive impacts can be shared with all the inhabitants the earth.