Nestled in the shadows of the Canadian Rockies, Black Diamond Elk Ranch proudly raises Rocky Mountain Elk with exceptionally high standards for product quality and herd living standards. BDER is a carbon-neutral and eco-friendly ranch owned by Steve, Chuck the Newfie and Boz the Elk.
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. We work in partnership with our elk, a natural part of our ecology, perfectly adapted to the environment.
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.