Our Farm Rancho Los Buzos
Much of this land was under typical livestock use at the turn of the century – being burned regularly to optimize grass growth for a traditional cattle operation. At that time few of the native animals, including white-tail deer were present on this land. While some of the traditional use was maintained, much was allowed to re-grow typical native vegetation. The result has been a tremendous rebound of native species including an abundance of white-tail deer.
As a bridge between the typical grazing land and uncontrolled vegetation, parts of the land have been converted to a goat ranching operation. Goats, unlike cattle, do not require the burning of the lands – in fact they thrive on many of the nuisance species that local cattle ranchers are required to burn or poison – leaving an under-brushed landscape with a tree canopy that is a perfect match for casual tourists and home-owners.
Rancho Los Buzos will develop a standard for utilizing these types of lands with respect to local traditions and industries, the positive benefits of tourism, and the value to landowners of developing their property for sale.