• Nurture

    The Next Generation
  • Provide

    Sustainably Raised Beef
  • Sustaining

    Native Grasslands
  • Strengthen

    Our Rural Communities
  • Encouraging

    Ranching Livelihoods

The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (RSA) strives to feed the world, preserve our prairie neighborhood, and nurture the next generation.  We believe this is conservation done right.

The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are headquartered in north-central Montana. Our rancher-led conservation organization works to continually strengthen our rural community, economy and culture. We do this through wise stewardship of the prairies that are the foundation of our way of life. Our multi-generational ranch families run livestock operations across a million acres of intermingled private, public and tribal lands.

Mission Statement:

Ranching, Conservation, Communities - a Winning Team!


The mission of the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance is to promote the ecological, social and economic conditions that will sustain the biodiversity and integrity of America’s northern mixed-grass prairie for present and future generations.


  • Sponsored Phillips County Proud - a community celebration of our heritage, community, and ranching.
  • Sponsored workshops on estate planning, grassland monitoring, and low stress livestock handling.
  • Hosted a tour in conjunction with National Cattleman's Beef Association and World Wildlife Fund on "Innovating for More Sustainable Beef."
  • Partnered with other agencies and organizations to create the first Weed Prevention Area (WPA) in the United States.

Photo © Sheila Walsh


In 2003, about 30 ranching families in northern Montana came together to resolve problems they faced. Since then, the group – the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (RSA) – has improved communication and relationships with government agencies and conservation groups while protecting ranching traditions.




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