Nominees for Bucholz Award sought

Looking for ranch conservationists, land stewards and those active in natural resource issues


The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kurt Bucholz Award. The award was created in 2008, in memory of Kurt Bucholz, DVM, a legislator and rancher from Saratoga. Recipients exemplify the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of dedicated public service and commitment to conservation.

The award is presented by the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust at the Annual Roundup Fundraiser and Barbeque, which will be held in Pinedale, Wyoming on August 25, 2018. Past recipients are: Dennis Sun, 2008; Dr. John Lunt, 2009; Joe Glode, 2010; Jim Chant, 2011, Bob Budd, 2012, Mike Healy, 2013, Bobbie Frank, 2014; Alan Barnett, 2015; Patrick O’Toole, 2016; and Jim Wilson, 2017.

Individuals eligible for nomination will have achieved a lasting impact in one or more of the following ways:

Ardent supporter of conserving Wyoming’s working landscapes and one who recognizes the indispensable role of ranching in this endeavor.

Astute and successful rancher and land steward who has been active in state and/or national natural resource issues, and a strong proponent of private enterprise and private solutions for conservation in Wyoming.

A background of actions promoting the bedrock importance of water to Wyoming and the vital significance of protecting traditional water rights.

A strong and abiding interest in hunting and wildlife and a personal commitment to habitat conservation.

Submissions are due by Friday, May 25th. Please direct questions to Travis Brammer at 307-772-8751 or Nomination forms can be found online at .

About the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is dedicated to conservation through ranching. Based in Cheyenne, the non-profit organization serves the entire state and is Wyoming’s only agricultural land trust. Through partnerships with ranch families, the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust holds and stewards conservation easements on more than 252,000 acres of land on ranches and farms throughout Wyoming. Founded in 2000 by the 140-year-old Wyoming Stock Growers Association, it is one of the largest among the 1,659 regional land trusts in the United States.

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