Nearly 9,000 acres of ranchland north of Laramie is now protected, under a new conservation easement.
Matt Wells with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust handled the deal. He says the landowner wanted to make sure the property would never be developed.
“The conservation easement limits the future non-agricultural commercial development of the property, meaning that agriculture will always be present but it won’t be cut up into office buildings or a Walmart or something like that,” Wells said.
Wells says that preserving ranchland also ensures that important wildlife habitat will remain undisturbed.