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Stewardship Day proclaimed

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

On June 23, Gov. Mark Gordon signed a proclamation declaring July 16 as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day, during a virtual ceremony in Cheyenne. 

Every year, the Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day marks the date of the Environmental Stewardship Tour, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. The annual event showcases the conservation efforts of that year’s award recipient. This year’s award is sponsored by Audubon Rockies. 

This year, the Double 8 Ranch, established by the Richardson family in the 1870s, is the award recipient. 

“The Double 8 Ranch has shown for generations that stewardship and ranching go hand in hand,” said Dusty Downey of Audubon Rockies.

The Double 8 Ranch will celebrate this prestigious award and Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day with their community on July 16 in Elk Mountain. They will also be recognized at the 2020 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Rock Springs on Aug. 28 in the presence of WSGA members and ag industry leaders.

“It’s a real joy when you get to go to these other states and talk about the producers we have here, the heart we have and just the work ethic and joy we have in our state,” stated Gordon.

For more information about the WSGA Environmental Stewardship Program, please contact Olivia Sanchez at the WSGA Office at or 307-638-3942. More information about the program can be found online at

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