About Us

 

Our Story

Good Shepherd Ranch (GSR) is currently a fourth-generation family, and veteran-owned summer sheep grazing operation, that has been well established in the Montrose community for over 70 years.

Located in both Montrose and San Miguel Counties, the GSR acreage is primarily wide-open pasture with an abundance of flowering botanical plants.

With an average elevation of 9,000 feet, a lot of the 960-acre spread is picturesque, with a full view of the majestic San Juan Mountains to the south.

Most consider this ranch a mountain paradise. Currently home to elk, deer, and other wild game, this scenic landscape is a beauty to behold!

With Your Help, We are Making The World a Better Place

The property was acquired by Webb Zahniser and family circa 1950. The grazing operation grew to 1,000 head of sheep from the 1970s through the 1990s, and today grandchildren still maintain the ranch.

Presently, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a vision for the land that transcends sheep grazing and hunting.

Preliminary scientific and engineering research and other mapping data shows promise of solar and geothermal energy development on the land. This bright and hopeful promise will help answer the call of county, state, federal, and global leaders to reduce our carbon footprint and help our world achieve net-zero energy development by 2050.

Moreover, the family envisions the use of solar and geothermal energy to produce food, herbals, and other botanicals in high-tech greenhouses located on GSR property.

Our Mission & Approach

The property was acquired by Webb Zahniser and family circa 1950. The grazing operation grew to 1,000 head of sheep from the 1970s through the 1990s, and today grandchildren still maintain the ranch.

Presently, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a vision for the land that transcends sheep grazing and hunting. Preliminary scientific and engineering research and other mapping data shows promise of solar and geothermal energy development on the land.

This bright and hopeful promise will help answer the call of county, state, federal, and global leaders to reduce our carbon footprint and help our world achieve net-zero energy development by 2050.

Moreover, the family envisions the use of solar and geothermal energy to produce food, herbals, and other botanicals in high-tech greenhouses located on GSR property.