Leopold Conservation Award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/padlock-ranch-ranchester-wins-sustainability-award <p>The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County is being recognized for using sustainable management practices.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and the Sand County Foundation have chosen the 500,000-acre cattle ranch to receive the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Padlock Ranch COO Trey Patterson says the ranch’s owners, the Scott family, are conservation minded. Patterson says that’s why they rotate the areas where cattle graze to allow grass to recover.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:39:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award