Over 20 years ago we took a class taught by David Bamberger at his ranch and preserve, Selah. David had spent years restoring his ranch land by eliminating cedar trees and bringing back grasslands. After attending David’s class, we resolved to do the same and today can confirm that his theories and practices were correct.
The Double Heart is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country between Marble Falls and Burnet. The ranch is intersected by three big canyons that have their own ecosystems that are very different from the upper areas which have both deep sandy loam and rocky caliche soil. The caliche areas have a large stand of both young and old native Texas madrone trees.
Yes, those are elk. We have a small herd that broke out of a neighbor’s game fence.