On first thinking about ranching bison, Matt said he thought “I’m a kid from suburban Chicago, I could never do that.” And then he went on with his day. As he describes it, “I didn’t entertain the thought of it, really. But then months later, it was still there.”
Matt Skoglund didn’t start as a ranch kid or even a kid from the country. He had a couple of different careers before deciding in 2017 with his wife Sarah to find a ranch and begin raising bison outside Bozeman, Montana. In 2018, North Bridger Bison was born. Along the way, Matt has learned a lot about working with bison, finding and accessing property, that great people are everywhere, and a sense of humor and humility is essential for this type of work.
Some resources mentioned in this episode:
North Bridger Bison website
North Bridger Bison Instagram
North Bridger Bison Facebook
Roland Kroos, Holistic Management consultant www.crossroadsranchconsulting.com
Caroline Nelson, rancher @bigskycaroline
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Buffalo for the Broken Heart by Dan O’Brien
Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
Nourishment by Fred Provenza
Stockman Grass Farmer
Mountain & Prairie
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