Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Wild Horses of Southern Utah

February 29th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Only two hours away from Red River Ranch, you can visit the Warm Springs Resource Area Wild Horse Preserve — home to approximately 170 mustangs, who roam freely on 330,000 acres of herd management area. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the wild horses, and strives to keep the horse’s qualities and traits similar to their Spanish ancestors.

In 1971, Congress passed a law to protect these amazing creatures. As the bill states, mustangs are “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people.” Today, the BLM estimates that 38,500 wild horses and burros roam BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.

Viewing these wild horses in their natural habitat is fast becoming a popular new pastime for many Americans. Read More

Bird Watching Southern Utah

October 31st, 2011

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Bird watching is a recreational pastime with a huge following. It is an inexpensive way to pursue the beauty of nature and to have a good time. All a beginner needs is an armchair, a pair of binoculars, and some patience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some advice for those interested in Southern Utah bird watching. Read More