"Our guests have said the conservation easements are the best thing to happen to the ranch, and I agree."

-Margi Schroth, HF Bar Ranch Owner

With your help, we are:

  • Completing 68,000 acres of conservation easements along the Bighorn Mountains connecting the foothills to the grasslands.
  • Facilitating ranch projects in the Shirley Basin to improve more than 500,000 acres of grasslands in partnership with the Medicine Bow Conservation District. 
  • Catalyzing public funding for open space, recreation and conservation based on our experience in Sheridan County.

What Our Supporters Say:
Margi Schroth

I moved out West in 1973. Back then, the West was wide open. There weren’t very many of us, or so it seemed. I became engaged to Jack Horton, whose family had owned the HF Bar Guest Ranch in Saddlestring, Wyoming for almost 100 years

When Jack passed away within months after we became engaged, I took on the family ranch. In such a short time, Jack had taught me the importance of conservation, and I knew that my eventual goal would be to safeguard the HF Bar with a conservation easement. 

It took 35 years to reach that goal, but last year we worked with the Conservancy and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to secure two new conservation easements totaling 2,166 acres on these grasslands. 

So many people came together to make this happen. Our guests have said the conservation easements are the best thing to happen to the ranch, and I agree. 

Inspired? Contribute to the Conservancy in Wyoming to help us protect the next million acres.

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