Prior to European settlement, bison ranged over most of the Great Plains, including Texas. These great herds were constantly on the move to allow grazed areas to recover. Their hooves churned the soil leaving bare areas for annual forbs (weeds & wildflowers) and grasses to take hold. Forb-eating animals like deer and antelope and weed/seed-eaters like dove and quail were attracted to these areas.
KPC uses cattle as a tool to mimic the bison herds and to manipulate and enhance plant diversity for wildlife. Healthy, properly managed grazing lands provide for natural filtering of runoff and recharging of aquifers for the water supply. A sustainable grazing plan on KPC’s Warren Ranch is improving water quality, thereby ensuring that present and future generations have the water resources they need.
Learn more about the Warren Ranch here