From Richard King’s first days on his remote outpost on Santa Gertrudis Creek, King Ranch has made environmental stewardship a priority.
Care for the environment, a long-established hallmark of operations on King Ranch, is not a mere exercise in rhetorical sloganeering. At King Ranch, we make tangible, concrete efforts to look after nature’s bounty in all our farming, ranching and wildlife enterprises.
Recognizing that good farmers and ranchers are good stewards of the land, the people of King Ranch stay vigilant in endeavors like soil conservation and minimum-impact grazing programs. “Best practices management” characterizes all of our farming operations and we make every effort to conserve water and use pesticides sparingly and judiciously. We are also careful to limit the drift of any pesticides we use.
King Ranch’s wildlife stewardship program has, for decades, been an exemplary paradigm of superior game management on large ranching properties. Under Caesar Kleberg’s early leadership on the Norias Division of the ranch, King Ranch first implemented wildlife habitat conservation techniques that are still in use today and considered models of excellence in the sporting world. King Ranch’s commitment to the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute is yet another concrete example of our commitment to environmental stewardship.
Inasmuch as King Ranch has been a historic innovator in the fields of farming and ranching, the ranch has also made and indelible mark as a true innovator in environmental stewardship. Our application of sophisticated, computerized, large-scale cattle grazing programs is just one example of this forward-thinking approach to environmental stewardship.
Care of the environment helps create successful, lasting farming and ranching operations and King Ranch’s commitment to environmental stewardship remains firm and unwavering.