To serve its clients’ needs, WH Companies has multiple divisions throughout the West. Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering handles the natural resource engineering, while WURX LLC is the expert for construction. While most of the company’s projects are located in the American West, Western Heritage has a global capacity.
While statistics aren’t available yet for 2020, anecdotally it was a record-breaking year. “2020 was as busy as any year I remember—and 2021 doesn’t show any signs of slowing down,” Bownds said. Currently, inventory is tight. Buyers are anxiously waiting to purchase a suitable property when it becomes available. In several instances, Bownds has sold multi-million-dollar ranches before he’s even had a chance to have photos taken. A limited inventory means that buyers don’t have ...
While many organizations scrambled to create an online presence, the Conservation Legacy team drew from its extensive experience of delivering digital education. TWA has been using the Internet and videoconferencing to reach students across Texas since 2007.
“I love landscapes, especially Texas landscapes,” Pharaon said. “I’m a Texas native and our open spaces are part of my soul. My job as a photographer is to capture images that inspire that feeling in other people.”
“The overall goal of Hunting Heritage is educating Texans about wildlife and the role that hunting plays in conservation through wildlife and habitat management,” said David Brimager, TWA’s Director of Public Relations and a Certified Wildlife Biologist®. “Through our new initiative H2, we’re combining our existing long-term programs with several new ones into one focused, integrated effort to educate Texans across the board and help funnel them into the field through mentored hunting opportunities.”
Through Bownds Ranches, Brandon Bownds puts his multi-generation legacy of ranching and real estate to work on behalf of his clients every day. “It all goes hand-in-hand,” said Brandon, who is a fifth-generation rancher and a third-generation real estate broker based in Utopia. “You can read a book about something and figure out how to do it, but there’s no better way to gain knowledge—and no other way to gain firsthand knowledge—than by living it.”
Explore Ranches provides one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences by opening the gates to some of America’s wildest and most scenic ranches.
“When Ryan and I started Western Heritage, we vowed to create a firm with the technical expertise and the bold creativity that would allow our clients to dream big,” Rikki said. “Every client who buys a piece of property—large or small—has their vision of what it can become.”
“In my travels, I see great properties, I see bad properties—and everything in between,” Shockey said. “Experience and time are the only ways to gain knowledge. Now, I’m at a point where I know the difference between exceptional, good and merely average.” His real world knowledge forms the basis of the strict criteria and evaluation process that sets The Shockey Collection apart in the marketplace.
“From the agency’s perspective, size doesn’t matter when it comes to technical guidance or cost-share programs,” Siegmund said. “All landowners receive our best information for managing their properties, and cost-share money is awarded on the merit of the project, not on the size of the acreage.”
Through his San Antonio-based company Wildlife Partners LLC, Brian Gilroy is in the business of non-native wildlife conservation.
The threat of liability exists anytime landowners open their property to anyone, including family and friends.
Chef Jesse Griffiths, co-owner of Austin’s Dai Due and Dai Due Taqueria, forges a connection between people and their food.
Making the connection between land, history and stories isn’t a stretch for Monning because that connection shaped his life.
Boerne, Texas-based Richards Outdoor Photography LLC is built on family, faith and a deep, abiding appreciation for the majesty of the natural world.
While growth and success tempt some companies to abandon principle for profit, Swan refuses to fall into that trap and remains true to the values he learned around his family’s kitchen table on their cow-calf operation in Montana’s Ruby Valley: personal integrity, hard work, respect and putting others’ needs before your own.
For the Richmonds, the real value of land lies in the life it enables people to live.
Grazing is a powerful tool for improving the health of plants and the soil supporting them when it’s managed correctly.
After years of working independently, John Diamond, Travis Driscoll and GT Nunn have joined forces at Beaverhead Outdoors based in Elephant Butte, New Mexico.
Conservation educators using hands-on experiential lessons bring the outdoors into classrooms—both urban and rural—across the state.