Correction: Wyoming-Conservation story
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust and a conservation easement, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Stock Growers Land Trust has acquired a ranch in Sublette County. The land trust acquired a conservation easement on a ranch in Sublette County.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Conservation easement acquired by Wyoming land trust
The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has acquired a 15,000-acre conservation easement in Sublette County
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has acquired a 15,000-acre (6,070-hectare) conservation easement in Sublette County.
The organization acquired the North Cottonwood Ranch conservation easement from The Conservation Fund last week.
The ranch is located south of Merna, which is west of Daniel. It is near several previously conserved ranches with easements held by the Stock Growers Land Trust.
The ranch has nearly 20 miles (32 kilometers) of streams, 16 reservoirs and three different types of wetlands.
It provides habitat and unencumbered migration corridors for Wyoming wildlife. The eastern part of the ranch is located within the Daniel Core Sage Grouse Area.
Stock Growers Land Trust executive director Bo Alley says Sublette County has been a shining example of the coexistence of ranching, energy development and conservation.