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North Rim Ranches - Adapting to a changing climate

Adapting to a changing climate

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North Rim Ranches - Building long-lasting collaborative

North Rim Ranches - Building long-lasting collaborative
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Building long-lasting collaborative research and stewardship

Our Research and Stewardship Partnership is a proving ground for innovative research and collaboration between a conservation group, a ranching family, federal and state land managers, and universities. It's a national example of how to work together using science to support people and the land. Check out some of our current research projects ›

North Rim Ranches - Designing Education for Future Leaders

North Rim Ranches - Designing Education for Future Leaders
Grand Canyon Trust

Designing education for future leaders

At the North Rim Ranches, we inspire future conservation leaders through hands-on experience. We help young people gain the tools to support healthy landscapes across the Colorado Plateau and the nation.

North Rim Ranches - Our Role

Our Role

As a grazing permittee, we use science to support conservation-focused land management on the North Rim Ranches (formerly the Kane and Two Mile Ranches). We strive for sustainable livestock grazing, fire-safe forests, invasive species control, wildlife connectivity, and climate adaptation. Our active learning and outreach program trains future conservation leaders.

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Our Solutions

North Rim Ranches - Our Solutions

Sponsor New Science

We are applying innovative, on-the-ground research to answer questions about sustainable grazing, wildlife habitat connectivity, cheatgrass invasions, and wildfire control.  

Understand Climate Change

After identifying climate impacts on the ranches, we are crafting strategies to protect and restore wildlife, water resources, and ecosystem services, while promoting healthy grazing practices.

Field-based Education

The ranches’ vast spaces inspire people. We are educating the next generation of conservation leaders and designing an on-site learning center with a compelling curriculum to match the measure of the land.

North Rim Ranches Blog


On the Kaibab Plateau, young Hopi workers team up to break rock, shovel dirt, and hoist logs, protecting lakes north of the Grand Canyon.

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With the help of our newest partner, we're constructing a fence around a research site at Vermilion Cliffs.

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We've been working with Steve Rosenstock to jumpstart projects across northern Arizona.

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