The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has announced that the Padlock Ranch, which operates on 500,000 acres spanning the Wyoming-Montana border is the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award. Stock Growers Association Communications Director Liz Lauck.
Lauck said that the award will be presented at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association summer convention June 5-8 in Cheyenne. She also noted that the Padlock Ranch will be featured at the 2013 Environmental Stewardship Tour July 9.
The Padlock Ranch is owned by the Homer Scott family and has been in operation since 1943. Scott and his wife Mildred started the ranch on 3,000 acres and continued to grow the property to its current size.