This week I began my summer internship at the E Bar U Ranch, which is part of the SR Cattle Company near Sheridan, Wyoming. My first week was full of different events such as branding, trailing and hauling cattle. Along with the work, I have begun to learn how the E bar U Ranch runs and operates. As well as learning about the ranch, I have also been introduced to some of the hardships that this ranch faces. Some of those being water distribution, leafy spurge invasion, and prairie dogs; all these things can lead to range degradation. The most important thing that I have learned this week is how the Kane family has overcome many of these problems and how that has made them one of the most productive operations in the area. I am looking forward to the spending the rest of my summer here at the E Bar U with the Kane’s.