2016 Environmental Stewardship Tour Scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd at the SR Cattle Company in Sheridan, Wyo.
Cheyenne, WYO– The annual Environmental Stewardship Tour, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and program partner Sand County Foundation, will be held at the SR Cattle Company, outside of Sheridan, Wyo., Wednesday, June 22nd, with registration beginning at 8 AM.
Each year, Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day marks the date of the Environmental Stewardship Tour hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA). The annual event showcases that year’s Leopold Conservation Award® recipient’s conservation efforts. The 2016 recipient of the award is the SR Cattle Company owned and managed by the Kane family, who has a sustainable and profitable cattle operation in northern Wyoming.
“We are honored to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award,” said Terri Kane. “Caring for the land enables us to continue our western way of life, help feed the world’s ever-growing population, maintain abundant wildlife, and pass important values and responsibilities to the next generation. Every decision that is made on the ranch has an effect on the land, and we take those decisions seriously. We are proud to be recognized as good stewards of the land.”
SR Cattle Company is located northeast of Sheridan near the Montana border. The Kane family’s dedication to outstanding, voluntary conservation sets an example for landowners across Wyoming and the United States. Their ranch nearly reaches Decker, Montana, and contains a separate piece of land with livestock on Wolf Creek near Dayton and Ranchester, Wyoming. Currently, David and Terri’s youngest son, Nate, is the fifth generation of the Kane family to ranch near Sheridan.
There is a full day of activities scheduled that will include a ranch presentation, lunch, transportation on the tour and an evening social. Entertainment at the social will be provided during the evening banquet.
A welcome and ranch presentation given by the Kane family will begin at 9 AM, followed by the awards ceremony. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM, and the tour will begin at 1 PM and end at 5:20 PM. There will also be a social and banquet at 5:30 PM. Attendees are welcome to join in any and all of the activities during the day. Transportation from the SR Cattle company will be provided for the tour.
Information for the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Tour, including directions to the ranch, is available online at the WSGA Events Page at www.wysga.org under “Member Center”, then “Events”.
The Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming is made possible through the support of The Monaghan Foundation, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, World Wildlife Fund, DuPont Pioneer and The Mosaic Company.
To attend the tour, RSVP by June 15th at (307) 638-3942. A limited block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn – Sheridan (307) 672-8931. Guests can identify themselves with WY Stock Growers Association on or before June 14, 2016 to reserve a room from the block. Reservations can also be made online with the block code (WSG). Visit www.holidayinn.com/sheridanwy and type in the block code under the reservation segment. If you plan to attend, please bring sun block lotion, mosquito spray, and clothing suitable for a day outdoors.
ABOUT THE WYOMING STOCK GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. We promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef. Learn more at www.wysga.org or call 307-638-3942.
ABOUT THE LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD®
The Leopold Conservation Award is a competitive award that recognizes landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. The award consists of a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold and a check for $10,000. Sand County Foundation presents Leopold Conservation Awards in California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
ABOUT SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION
Sand County Foundation (www.sandcounty.net) is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to working with private landowners across North America to advance ethical and scientifically sound land management practices that benefit the environment.
Submitted to BARN Media by:
Haley J. Lockwood
Communication, Publications & Programs Director
WSGA/WCW Young Producers Assembly Secretary
Wyoming Stock Growers Association
307-331-2789 cell | 307-638-3942 ph | 307-634-1210 fax
P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003
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