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Padlock Ranch gets this year's Leopold conservation honors

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press

The $10,000 award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The Padlock Ranch in northern Wyoming has won the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.

The $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The award was presented last week to Padlock Ranch by Sand County Foundation, Wyoming Stock Growers Association and Peabody Energy.

Padlock Ranch operates a sustainable and profitable cattle operation on 500,000 acres in Wyoming and Montana. In addition to being a successful and sustainable cattle ranch raising natural beef, Padlock offers vacationing guests an opportunity to share in the Western lifestyle through working ranch, hunting and fishing, and photography vacations.

Homer and Mildred Scott started Padlock Ranch in 1943 with 300 cows and 3,000 acres. It has grown to 11,000 head of cattle on land straddling the Wyoming/Montana state line.

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