Sustainability in Action at Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve

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Extensive forest and waterway restoration projects have led to the return to Vermejo of an abundance of native species. This included helping to bring the American bison back from the brink of extinction along with the Rio Grande cutthroat trout. With five distinct ecosystems and ongoing wildlife research projects, Vermejo hosts a broad diversity of wildlife, from black bears and pronghorn antelope to elk and mountain lion. 

Vermejo also works to restore the aspen and ponderosa pine landscape back to pre-settlement conditions, in what owner Ted Turner calls "rewilding nature," ensuring that the property's varied ecosystems remain vibrant and protected.