Healing the Land and Prospering Through Holistic Management
The Savory Institute has joined with impact investors, Armonia, LLC and Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC, to create Grasslands, LLC. Grasslands identifies attractive ranch real estate investments, raises investor capital to purchase the assets, and then engages in long-term management contracts on the acquired properties.
A think tank called Capital Institute founded by Level 3 Capital Advisors’ principal John Fullerton has created a study called “Field Guide to Investing In A Resilient Economy”, of which Grasslands, LLC was the first subject. Click here to read the study on the Capital Institute Web site.
As the Grasslands, LLC project grows,we foresee developing a “ranch real estate fund,” enabling investors to simultaneously participate in a portfolio of properties. The Grasslands team looks for properties that have the potential to provide triple-bottom-line impacts, including:
Major ecological benefits such as enhancing ecosystem resilience, sequestering carbon and building biodiversity.
Solid financial results through competitive annual cash dividends and low-risk, long term capital storage in the form of productive grassland.
Long-term stability for rural communities by providing employment opportunities for both experienced and up-and-coming land managers.
To date, Grasslands LLC and its investors have successfully acquired four properties, two in western South Dakota and two in eastern Montana. Total acreage under management is at 100,000 acres, and during the peak of summer these ranches support large herds of cattle all managed for land health under Holistic Planned Grazing ©. Grasslands is actively pursuing additional ranch purchases in the northern Great Plains, as well as opportunities in New Zealand and Argentina. Grasslands is also collaborating with third party monitoring entities to objectively measure ecological, social and economic changes.