Island Road Cattle Ranch is restoring a conventional beef cattle ranch on the homeland of confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. We responded to the need for
a new business model that is sustainable at the interface between environmental
justice and agricultural production.
Island Road Cattle Ranch created a business model that combines conservation and production objectives. We now have a 200-acre beef cattle operation with a carrying capacity of approximately 50 AUM that is native plant based, does not use its allocated irrigation water and supports numerous plant and animal species that were previously absent.
Island Road Cattle Ranch is dedicated to forming a consortium of people and institutions dedicated to building a more inclusive and sustainable community at home and abroad.
Dan Peplow, Sarah Augustine, Micah Peplow, 23 December 2020