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Eric Schacht

Eric Schacht

Interim Executive Director / Conservation Director

Agriculture and conservation, specifically rangeland management, has played a large role in Eric’s upbringing, education, and professional career. His father is professor of rangeland ecology and management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Eric received his B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from UNL and recently received his Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to joining the Land Trust, he worked as a graduate research assistant for both the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition, Eric’s GIS skills, his former position as a Range Technical Service Provider with the NRCS, and his ranch management experience on a large ranching operation in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills, will help the Land Trust continue to be a leader in Wyoming Ag conservation, grow new programs and navigate the future conservation landscape.

Kaylee Madigan

Kaylee Madigan

Office Manager

Kaylee was born and raised in Wyoming and has always been passionate about the Cowboy State. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in History.

Kaylee previously worked as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Fort Laramie National Historic Site and is excited to use her cultural preservation experience to help grow the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust and promote the continuation of the ranching lifestyle.

Robert Rust

Robert Rust

Stewardship Coordinator

Born and raised on the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland, Robert spent his first summer in Wyoming in 2002 and has been a year round resident since 2006. With roots in an agricultural community and a deep love for the open spaces and wildlands, Robert is passionate about conservation while working to maintain the ranching identity, abundance of wildlife and intact ecosystems found here in Wyoming.

Robert earned his B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and recently received his Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Wyoming. After more than a decade of adventuring and conservation work in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Robert recognized his desire to contribute to on the ground conservation in a place he calls home. With experiences as an educator, research assistant, biological technician, property manager, fishing guide and long-time manager of a ski shop at Jackson Hole, Robert brings a diverse skillset and renewed enthusiasm to help the Land Trust be a continued leader in conservation across Wyoming.

Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

113 East 20th Street
PO Box 268
Cheyenne, WY 82003
P 307.772.8751 • email