Cattle rancher and Rowland Hall alumnus Matthew Redd '88—director of The Nature Conservancy's Dugout Ranch and Canyonlands Research Center—graces this month's National Geographic for their cover story, "The Battle for the American West."
National Geographic published Aaron Huey's photographs of Redd on the cover of the printed magazine, and in a two-page interior spread. In the especially stunning second shot, Redd is on horseback rounding up cattle in the foreground, with Southern Utah scenery and a rainbow in the background.
Journalist Hannah Nordhaus quotes Redd and writes in the story:
"It is a diverse, iconic, some say spiritual landscape," says rancher Matt Redd. His family sold their 5,247-acre ranch to the Nature Conservancy in 1997, and it's now the largest private tract inside Bears Ears. Redd still runs the cattle as part of research on how to manage land in a changing climate.
Read more about Matt and his family—including wife and fellow '88 Rowland Hall alum Kristen Redd—in this Nature Conservancy story from last year.
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Matt Redd rounding up cattle in some of the most dramatic light I've ever seen, on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy). On assignment covering the reduction of #BearsEarsNationalMonument and Escalante National Monument for @NatGeo. Big ups to @jamesqmartin for invaluable assistance on this epic day of chasing light!