The West Fork of the Frio River and several spring-fed creeks wind throught the 2,000-acre Krause Ranch located near Leakey, Texas, in Real County. In recent years, extensive clearing of Ashe Juniper, along with careful wildlife management, have returned tall grasses and clustered oak mottes to their native state of abundance, thus restoring the life-giving flow of continuous natural springs throughtout the property. Located in the area once famed as Pearl Beer’s “land of eleven hundred springs,” the Krause Ranch acts as a sieve, funneling rainfall and runoff deep into the earth where it can be stored in limestone caverns.
Krause Ranch limits human interaction on the property and carefully manages grazing and hunting. Wildlife management objectives focus on conservation of native species and balancing the free-grazing exotic wildlife. Programs under development include habitat protection, animal population control, provsion of supplemental water sources and feed supplements.