National Bison Association Winter Conference 2022 Denver CO

It was a pleasure to present the NATIVE pilot trailer for the first time at the National Bison Association 2022 Winter Conference in Denver, CO. As usual our team continued filming this historical event as the Bison Facilities at the Denver National Western Stock Show were dedicated and held their first Bison Auction! Such a wonderful community of people to be involved with.

Durham Ranch and Sierra Meat & Seafood.

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce Durham Ranch and Sierra Meat & Seafood as a Platinum Sponsor for the NATIVE project.

Sierra Meat and Durham Ranch Natural Bison
John Flocchini
www.DurhamRanch.com
www.DurhamBisonRanch.com
www.SierraMeat.com

In the 1930’s Armando Flocchini Sr., purchased the Durham Meat Company in San Francisco where he worked as a butcher. In 1965 he purchased a 55,000 acre bison ranch near Wright, Wyoming and renamed it Durham Ranch. In 1985 Durham Meats purchased Sierra Meat & Seafood in Reno Nevada.

Today Durham Ranch is rated one of the best ranches in the United States for the quality of its products and high standards in raising bison. The ranch comprises 55,000 acres of land where the original bison were sourced directly from Yellowstone National Park, making this herd and land very unique and special.

The Durham Ranch name is one that represents far more than a beautiful stretch of land in northeast Wyoming. The name represents family. From Armando the butcher, to his two sons and their six children and even two great grandchildren who are following in his footsteps, committing to provide the highest quality products and experience to our customers.

Consumers today care about where their food comes from. Chefs and retailers are being rewarded by consumers for featuring meat that is natural and that has been sustainably raised.

The Durham Ranch Brand is answering the call with an extensive line of specialty meat cared for by families on small farms and ranches and by Mother Nature in the wild.

Dakota Pure Bison Bull

Dakota Pure Bison South Dakota

We had the pleasure of visiting Scott Assman in South Dakota on the Assman Land and Cattle ranch just outside the Rosebud Reservation. Scott Assman is the founder of Dakota Pure Bison along with Alex Heims. They own a her of just under 1,000 head of bison on over 10,000 managed acres.

Wild Bison in Yellowstone

The Yellowstone Bison

The Bison of Yellowstone definitely have a majesty about them you simply don’t experience elsewhere. The Yellowstone herd is probably the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States, estimated in 2020 to be 4,800 bison. The bison in the Yellowstone Park bison herd are American bison of the Plains bison subspecies.

Baby Bison

Durham Ranch Wyoming

Durham Ranch in Wyoming is an incredible 55,000 acre Bison Ranch running anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 head of Bison in their herd. This is one of the largest herds we’ve had the opportunity to experience and look forward to seeing more of the in the future.

Jason Baldes National Wildlife Foundation

ON THE ROAD VLOG | Wind River Reservation Tribal Bison Program

Travel Blog Part 7 for NATIVE | Prodigies of an Icon.

Behind the scenes filming of Jason Baldes of the Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation. Jason is the Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation and is working to restore Bison to the Wind River Reservation.

This On The Road Episode was brought to you by:

Eastern Shoshone Tribe Bison Conservation Herd

We had the privilege of visiting the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation of Wyoming. This is an incredible conservation effort to provide Bison with a wild habitat range just outside the back door of the Yellowstone and Titan Parks where Bison currently roam wild. This picturesque setting currently rests on 600 acres with an additional 500 leased acres and will eventually connect with the Northern Arapaho Tribes herd.