Bridger Rardin grew up on his family’s small sheep ranch West of Laramie, WY, where a large part of the operation was based on leased land. His connection to working landscapes was developed throughout his childhood, and he attended the University of Wyoming where he received his degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management. He currently owns and operates a small grass-finished beef business with his dad on leased land. They work with over thirty landowners on small tracts of leased land, and have taken a very unconventional approach to acquire land access for their business, working with home owners associations and in semi-urban areas on the outskirts of Laramie. He was able to step away from his family business this year and is furthering his education and refining his skill set as a first-year apprentice through Quivira, in the San Luis Valley of Colorado with George Whitten and Julie Sullivan on the San Juan Ranch.
Leasing Your Future