Grasslands, LLC
Grasslands, LLC
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Commenced:
01/01/2010
Submitted:
06/07/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
South Dakota & Montana, US
Website:
savoryinstitute.org
Climate zone:
Arid





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Grasslands, LLC

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Rural, Financial Economic

Project Summary

Grasslands is about harnassing the power of the photosynthetic process and converting it into financial, human, and ecological capital.

Project Description

The core competency of Grasslands LLC is the skillful stewardship of grasslands, via Holistic Planned Grazing (HPG), toward ecological regeneration, solar based profitability, and thriving rural communities.

We match investor capital with undervalued, degraded grasslands, stock them with livestock, and manage with HPG. Our current efforts are focused on the Northern Great Plains of the United States. Our properties under management are owned by outside investors, and Grasslands, LLC engages in long term management contracts with these investors. An investor may be invested directly in one property, or in a pool of properties. Value is added to forages and land by contracting with third party livestock owners, managing their livestock on investor grasslands, and charging a management fee for this service. HPG results in a significant increase to the land's productivity (typically doubling, thus doubling land values), while increasing soil organic matter and biodiversity.

Our mission is to create low risk stores of capital, solid investor returns (in the form of both annual dividends and an appreciating land base), and a high value management service to the US beef industry, all in the process of restoring biodiversity and soil organic matter to degraded grasslands, and creating economic opportunities in rural communities. Ultimately, our mission is to lead the healing of the earth's grasslands, thereby sequestering massive amounts of soil carbon and doing our part to halt global climate change. We envision expanding across the grasslands of the world, wherever ownership of land, local livestock production opportunities, and stable political climates combine to create competitive, relatively low-risk financial returns for both land investors and the Grasslands management entity. Apart from the Northern Great Plains, we foresee expansion into other regions of the United States, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and regions of South America.

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