January of the new year began with the closing of conservation easements on one of the oldest operating family ranches in the Green River Valley.
The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust recently held its annual meeting and elected a new slate of officers and two new members to its Board of Directors, each for three year terms.
In November, Marvin and Sheila Schmidt completed the donation of a conservation easement to the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. The easement now protects 240 acres of irrigated farmland near Ocean Lake in Fremont County. The property has been in the Schmidt family for three generations, since it was homesteaded in 1936 by Marvin’s grandfather, Henry.
Friends, neighbors and supporters of the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust gathered to celebrate another year of protecting working ranches at the Annual Roundup Barbecue Aug. 27, 2011 at the Hat 2 Ranch near Meeteetse, Wyo. Click here to read more about last year’s Roundup.
CHEYENNE – Concerned about the threat of prime, agricultural landscapes being gobbled up by development, two Johnson County landowners took steps to save their iconic Wyoming ranch lands.