The annual Environmental Stewardship Tour, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and the Montana Stockgrowers will be held at the Padlock Ranch, near Ranchester, Tuesday July 9, beginning at 8 am.
The Padlock Ranch and Wayne and Judi Fasholtz are recipients of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, which is Wyoming's premier recognition of private land stewardship. The bus tour will showcase the land, water and wildlife management efforts that led to the Padlock Ranch receiving the award.
On 500,000 acres spanning the Wyoming-Montana border, the Padlock Ranch operates a cattle operation raising natural beef. The Padlock Ranch is owned by the Homer Scott family and has been in operation since 1943. To attend the tour, you must RSVP by July 5th at 307-638-3942.