Established in 1962, the Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. is the largest deeded block of land on the eastern slopes of Alberta.
South of the picturesque community of Longview between the Whaleback and the Porcupine Hills; the Waldron Grazing Co-op continues to enjoy an interesting, evolving history.
One of the largest co-operative land purchase deals in Alberta's history, the Co-op was established in 1962 when 116 southern Alberta ranchers signed over a hard-earned million dollars for 44,000 acres of foothills grazing land. The premise behind the original deal (still valid today) saw ranchers purchase shares in the co-op which gave them the right to bring their cattle to the Waldron Ranch area to graze.
Today, through the purchase of an easement by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2013 and the more recent acquisition of the King (Bateman) Ranch, the Waldron Grazing Co-operative owns 65,000 acres.