Sylvan Dale Ranch is a 3,200-acre living laboratory and has long provided fertile ground for a wide variety of research studies.
Graduate students have explored the genetics of Sylvan Dale’s cottonwoods, studied the behavior of prairie dogs, and sought understanding of flood ecology and habitat restoration.
Visiting scholars have learned from Sylvan Dale’s grass-fed beef operation and conservation practices, taking lessons back to Mongolia, Kenya, Brazil, and Fiji.
State wildlife officials have learned about black bear behavior and habitat needs, while a local family has researched and refined methods of beekeeping in bear country.
River Recovery Rangers
Rewilding the Mind Research Institute