Leopold Conservation Award

Sustainable Ranching
5:39 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award

The Padlock Ranch has worked to restore banks of the Tongue River where it runs through the 500-thousand acre ranch in northern Wyoming and southern Montana.

The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County is being recognized for using sustainable management practices.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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