Y Cross Ranch is up for sale

Jun 6, 2012

The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University have reaffirmed plans to sell a 50,000-acre ranch in southeast Wyoming.

The University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State
University Research Foundation have jointly owned the Y Cross Ranch
since 1997.

UW President Tom Buchanan and CSU President Tony Frank met and
decided this week to move ahead with selling the ranch by sealed
bid, possibly later this year.

The woman who gave the ranch to the two schools, Denver
philanthropist Amy Davis, has expressed regret that she donated the
property, saying the gift hasn't seen enough use for hands-on
agricultural education.

Colorado State spokeswoman Emily Wilmsen says proceeds from the
sale will help to fund scholarships in accordance with the gift
agreement.