Writer, musician, and photographer Jessie Veeder, reads her essay about visiting a ranch in North Dakota, “There’s Nothing Wilder.”
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.