Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Draft and saddle horses are used at Grant-Kohrs Ranch on a near daily basis for ranch work and visitor programs. Operation Leadership (OL) attendance by all permanent and returning seasonal staff gave new tools for re-invigorated safety around horses. Using OL tools, activities around horses were looked at by both those using the horses and those managing the programs. Read more
Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS hosts a week long teacher workshop for local educators to learn about the natural and cultural resources at the site and incorporate that information into educational curricula. Our goals are to help educators and students understand the fundamental features of the natural environment and how that contributed to the historic use (and contemporary issues) of the area as a working cattle ranch. Read more
More than 178 K-12 students from Montana and Wyoming learned about rangeland ecology at the 36th annual Montana Range Days Program held in June 2012. The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic site served as the practice site for the Program hosted by the Deer Lodge Valley Conservation District. Read more
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is located within the middle of one of the largest superfund complexes in the country. The heavy metals (Cadmium, Copper, Zinc, and Lead) and arsenic in the Clark Fork River are from historic mining, milling and smelting processes linked to the Anaconda Company operations in Butte and Anaconda. Read more
The Grant-Kohrs Ranch summer youth camps engage local underserved youth with the natural and cultural resources of the park. Every Tuesday for 8 weeks in the summer kids from local communties have an opportunity to come out to the ranch and participate in hands-on activities that help them understand and enjoy all the ranch has to offer. Read more
Did You Know?
The Deer Lodge Valley in Southwestern Montana receives only 10” of precipitation a year, counting melted snow. If irrigating water weren’t available from snowmelt on surrounding mountains, the green pastures would be a virtual desert.