Wyoming Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

In 1999, the Ucross Foundation placed a conservation easement on 12,040 acres of the 22,000-acre Ucross ranch with the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  The ranch continues to be managed as a working cattle operation using ecologically sound, holistic ranching practices.  The Foundation has undertaken a number of conservation initiatives since the easement was established, including the development of wetlands, tree-planting initiatives, alternative energy projects and water monitoring of Clear Creek.  Ucross and The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming have also collaborated on two art exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Working Places, held in the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery in 2003 and 2007.  The exhibits featured plein aire paintings of TNC lands throughout the state of Wyoming, painted by three Sheridan area artists, Danna Hildebrand (a past Ucross Fellow), Dani Reel and Dianne Wyatt

In Wyoming, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 452 miles of rivers and streams, 152,000 acres of crucial winter mule deer and elk habitat, and more than 70 miles of wildlife migration corridors.  Visit their website at nature.org/wyoming.