Screenshots from filming North Bridger Bison Ranch.
IN THE SHIELDS VALLEY OF MONTANA, TUCKED UP AGAINST THE NORTH BRIDGER MOUNTAINS AMID A WILD EXPANSE OF GRASS AND SAGEBRUSH, NORTH BRIDGER BISON IS A FAMILY-RUN BISON RANCH THAT PROVIDES HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, REGENERATIVE, HUMANELY FIELD-HARVESTED BISON MEAT.
Bison. A native herbivore. An icon of the West. Bison belong on the landscape out here, and we take great pride in raising bison and providing meat that is healthy for both you and the land.
Life at the North Bridger Bison Ranch is pretty simple. Nature is in charge here. It provides sunshine and water, which grows grass, which bison eat. That’s the founding principle of North Bridger Bison.
Our ranch also provides habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including sage grouse, pronghorn antelope, sandhill cranes, coyotes, mule deer, wolves, moose, mountain lions, elk, black bears, waterfowl, songbirds, and many other wild critters.
Through our management practices, which are rooted in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture principles, the bison on our ranch help build soil, improve the quality of the soil, increase the amount of water retained in the ground, increase the amount and diversity of the grasses, forbs, and wildflowers on the landscape, and help reduce climate change through carbon storage in the soil. And again — amazingly — the five pillars of all of this are sunshine, water, soil, grass, and bison.
Ultimately, our goals are to work hard, improve the land, help the environment, provide delicious and healthy meat you can feel good about eating, help change our food system for the better, contribute to Montana’s economy, be good members of our community, and have a little fun along the way.
Matt and Sarah Skoglund started North Bridger Bison in 2018. Their kids, Otto and Greta, also help out, primarily by holistically managing all superhero-themed stories and imaginary games at the ranch. And there are Sally the German Shepherd and Walter the Cat. Finally, Matt and Sarah strongly believe in community. Matt is a board member of the Western Sustainability Exchange and the Bozeman Community Food Co-op, and he is the former Vice President of the Montana Bison Association. Sarah worked for years for the Cancer Support Community in Bozeman, and she is currently a board member of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.