The Black Diamond Elk Ranch is carrying on the legacy of the North Fork Elk Ranch which for over three decades, set the foundation for sustainably raising elk in the Rocky Mountains, the indigenous homeland of Rocky Mountain Elk. The ranch has served the greater Calgary area with naturally raised, hormone and steroid free elk products for the consumer meat market, pet food market and traditional medicine market through the harvest of velvet antler Today, with a new look and a new name, we are charting a new course for the future.
Agroecology in Action! At the BDER, we’re combining the best of two time-tested disciplines, ecology and agriculture, to make the best use of nature’s goods and services. Being indigenous to Alberta, a natural part of our ecology, elk are adapted to live off native plant species.
Conveniently located on the southern outskirts of Black Diamond, our unique location provides an opportunity to engage with private business and public organizations, locally and abroad who share our vision of regenerative agriculture, advancing ag-tech, ag-tourism, and consumer education with the ultimate goal of providing our communities with experiences and products they can trust and enjoy. As such we are is actively investing in and incorporating new infrastructure and technologies to ensure the health and safety of the elk, the land, and those who work here.