Lessons from an “Anti-Boomer”

This article originally appeared in “Crossroads, Spring 2016 Issue,” the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust newsletter.  You can download a pdf of the article here, watch CCALT’s “Forever Colorado” video here, and support CCALT’s efforts here. The great western author Wallace… Read More

LandThink – Conservation Easement Article

LandThink.com just republished last week’s conservation easement article.  I always appreciate LandThink’s commitment to spreading high-quality, interesting land-related content.  I encourage anyone working in land-related industries to submit articles for publication.  The more knowledgeable professionals to contribute, the more… Read More

Turnkey Ranches

That’s turn-key, not turkey. Anyway, there’s a lot to be said for buying a ranch that is in great shape and can be enjoyed immediately without a lot of extra cost and backbreaking labor.  My new post on the… Read More

Conservation Easements – Six Common Misconceptions

Despite the fact that conservation easements have been widely used as an effective land protection tool for decades, I still encounter a surprisingly large number of landowners and land buyers who are misinformed about the most basic aspects… Read More

Weekend Reading (or Watching or Listening)

Hopefully you’re outside doing something fun this weekend, but, on the off chance you are sitting around staring at your computer, here are a few worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I’ve enjoyed over the last week or so:… Read More

Centaur Meadows’ Rural Cluster

I just published a new post on the Mirr Ranch Group blog regarding the Centaur Meadows Ranch’s rural cluster plan.  As explained in the post, the rural cluster creates a win-win scenario for both conservationists and developers by… Read More

Cover Shot!

Thanks to lots of wildflowers, a few horses, and a beautiful sunrise, one of my shots of Promontory Ranch scored the cover of Open Fence’s fall edition.

Wrapping up the Ranch Broker Series

A few weeks ago, I finished up my six part series: Ranch Broker Essential Characteristics.  Click over to the Mirr Ranch Group blog for Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. If you only read one, make sure… Read More

Weekend in the Upper Arkansas River Valley

This past weekend, my wife and I spent a classic Colorado weekend in one of my favorite valleys in all of the American West – The Upper Arkansas River Valley. On Saturday night, we attended the Colorado Cattlemen’s… Read More

Promontory Ranch – Late Summer

Follow the link below to check out an album of some of my new photos from Crested Butte’s Promontory Ranch: Promontory Ranch – Late Summer