Events Status and Coronavirus Update (Sept 20, 2021)

As an institution, Bamberger Ranch Preserve continues to take the ongoing COVID-19 crisis seriously. Our team at the preserve has been working diligently to make sure we are navigating the recent resurgence of the coronavirus safely. We are currently accepting reservations for our limited fall schedule, and hoping that we can offer more of our regular programs in 2022.

We ask that all visitors to our preserve who are eligible for vaccinations acquire their vaccinations before visiting us. For those eligible for vaccinations, we welcome you to consider visiting us after you are fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our guests, our staff, their families, our volunteers, and our 93 year-old founder is our highest priority during this challenging time.

Please visit us here at our website regularly to check for updates! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, too, as we will be posting updates there as we enter the fall.

We are accepting inquires about speaking engagements and outreach events. For more information contact


Ranch Workshops, Tours, and Events

View our ranch activities below. We periodically add more events during the year, based on weather and availability, so please check back often.

Our education mission is sharing stewardship ethics. During the high heat of August, we let Mother Nature and staff rest.


On this 4 hour tour (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) of the ranch you will see the results of 50+ years of habitat restoration. We will show you projects which demonstrate principles of good stewardship.

You may also see dinosaur tracks, fossil beds, a herd of endangered Scimitar-horned Oryx, the “Chiroptorium” which is a man made bat cave designed to hold a million Mexican Free-tailed bats. You’ll walk the nature trail and then enjoy Madrone...


A day on the ranch with emphasis on stewardship for the large or small landowner or anyone considering buying land, who wants to know how to improve land for all plant and animal species. Transportation is on the Bluebonnet.

This eight hour, outdoor workshop will be conducted by our experienced ranch personnel. You will look at and examine the many projects that demonstrate the principles which have been successfully used...


An outdoor workshop at Selah learning about grasses. The importance of grasses in conservation cannot be overstated, because they protect and build soils as well as improve water infiltration and aquifer recharge.

Whether you have springs, a well, or simply want a variety of healthy plants and trees growing on your land, grasses are your ally.

We will be examining different rangesites, and ecological niches and discuss the...


Enjoy a self-guided hike around Madrone Lake and the rarely visited Louis Bromfield Trail.

Walk and hike at your own pace. Informational signs mark the locations of the unique and native species you will see. Take pictures, bring your families and enjoy a morning of vibrant colors seen in native grasses, Big Tooth Maples, Bald Cypress, Oaks and many more!

Transportation will be available to take you from our designated parking...


Private/Group Tours: Want To See More?

While Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is not open to the public on a daily basis, there are ways to visit the ranch. We have workshops, field days and public tours throughout the year, and we can also tailor a private tour to a specific group.

There are many components of the ranch available to select from for a private tour including the

  • Rain Machine Demonstration
  • Nature Trail Walk
  • Dinosaur Tracks
  • Cretaceous Period Fossil beds
  • Management for the endangered Scimitar Horned Oryx
  • Spring Site
  • Cedar Management

One or more of the knowledgeable ranch staff guides all tours. If you have a group that is interested in visiting us, contact the ranch office for available dates and prices.

You can schedule a tour of the ranch for your group on the Bluebonnet, our covered trailer. We will take you to see all the tour spots offered to other visitors. Cost is $650 or $30 per person, whichever is greater.

Please note: We are a private ranch and visitation is strictly by reservation. We cannot accommodate drop-in traffic. We do appreciate your desire to see us, but please make arrangements before coming to the ranch.