Fight for the Drive

The Old West is revitalized each year when the historic cattle drive known as the Upper Green River Drift makes its way through western Wyoming. Cowboys mounted horseback drive thousands of head of cattle along the path, just as they have done for 124 years. Right now, outside forces are threatening this longstanding western tradition.Continue reading “Fight for the Drive”

Week Five on Josiah’s Internship Adventures

Week five quickly came around the corner for the WSGA Rangeland Intern, Josiah. At the beginning of the week he got the chance to shadow John, one the working hands on the ranch. They did a wide variety of jobs like monitoring areas along the Sweet Water River, doing some plant identification and fence planning.Continue reading “Week Five on Josiah’s Internship Adventures”

Hellyer’s Fall Drive

By Colin Beal Colin spent time in Wyoming this year working on ranches. He helped the Hellyer family for a short time before heading off to new adventures. This is his account of his experience gathering cattle. At 6 a.m., the National Anthem played over the radio at the breakfast table.  Like the beginning ofContinue reading “Hellyer’s Fall Drive”

Keith’s Fall Drive

This is our yearly Cattle Drive, which is about 25 miles long. We trail about 200-350 cows every year back and forth between home and the place we lease. We start early in the morning and get done late in the afternoon. Its become a fun family time! We trail in the spring and thenContinue reading “Keith’s Fall Drive”

2011 Upper Green Cattle Drive

Yes, I know I’ve been lax in my duties writing about the Upper Green River Cattle Drive this year, so here is a little summary and photos to make up for it. There was so much snow in the mountains this year and it took so long to melt off that the drive started aboutContinue reading “2011 Upper Green Cattle Drive”

Coming Home for Winter

As the temperature cools, the leaves turn to brilliant yellow and orange colors, the days shorten and eventually snow appears on the mountain summer range, the cattle head for home. The cows are just like the deer and antelope. They start migrating to the home ranch as the fall weather start to send reminders ofContinue reading “Coming Home for Winter”

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