At Nieslanik Beef, proper land stewardship is one of our core values. In 2005, John Nieslanik and his sons Mark, Marty, Matt, and Mike solidified their commitment to the future of their land. The family worked with Aspen Valley Land Trust to secure a conservation easement on 166 acres of Nieslanik Ranch. In doing so they took the lead in preserving one of the Carbondale community's most spectacular panoramic views. Today, visitors to Carbobdale's White Hill enjoy an unspoiled view that spans "The Crown" and "East Mesa" to the east, Mt. Sopris and the Crystal River Valley to the south, Thompson Divide to the west, and continues all the way to Red Hill north of town. Nieslanik Beef is proud to have played a part in setting aside a piece of Carbondale's historic and cultural character for generations to come.
by Marty Nieslanik
The Lord made this land for a reason.
That reason is not clear to us all.
But it seems to these dusty old cowboys
that conservation is a way for us all.
The thumb print of the Lord has been left upon this land.
We should thank all kindly ranchers for their steady caring hand.
Somewhere in the future a hundred years away.
A younger generation will look back on this and say.
Be it right or wrong, none of them could say,
but the thumb print of the Lord on this land will always stay.