A dream came true for Wilson, in the 60s, when Wilson, June, Brad and Wade moved to this ranch. Brad was 9 and Wade was 5. Wilson had dreamed of owning a ranch since he was a small boy.
Clifton Ranch in Keremeos, BC was started by Wilson and June Clifton over 50 years ago and was ran together with their sons , Brad and Wade, for many years. Clifton Ranch is now ran by Wade Clifton along with wife, Sandra, and their family where they raise a herd of 500 cow-calf pairs and operate a feedlot for finishing cattle to direct market their homegrown beef to local consumers. Since the beginning, Clifton Ranch has been working towards improving their environmental management practices while also maintaining an economically viable ranching operation. They have been working in conjunction with many environmental focused groups including a long standing partnership with the Nature Trust of British Columbia to improvement water management, implement rotational grazing, and construct wildlife-friendly fencing. All of these practices are in place to ensure that their ranch exists in harmony with the natural ecosystems and the 50+ species at risk that call the land that they operate on home. In 2019, the Clifton Ranch received two awards related to their environmental practices: The 2019 BC Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Sustainability Award and The Environmental Stewardship Award (2019), presented by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.