Listening to the land

It is our hope that ideas generated at Knapp Ranch through our efforts with land preservation, will stimulate awareness and inspire more active environmental stewardship, land management, and other timely issues. At Knapp Ranch, we combine old-world methods with twenty-first century technology and ideas. We are a hub of learning, creativity, and experimentation, driven by a philosophy of respect and stewardship, and a desire to manage the land for a future that includes the uncertainties of climate change. One hundred years ago, homesteads were sustainable because they had to be; and they were carbon neutral. Today, we must employ the latest scientific advancements to make greater sustainability possible. We’re still homesteaders, but today we can apply the combined wisdom of nature and scientific advancements to steward and protect resources critical to our survival.