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Brown chosen for Bucholz Award

Written by Saige

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) announced Kermit Brown will be the recipient of the 2018 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Brown is being recognized for his exceptional support of agricultural land conservation, property rights and water rights.

  Brown has been an ardent supporter of conservation and agriculture in Wyoming throughout his career as an attorney in Laramie and as a former Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives where he served as the House Majority Leader and Speaker of the House. Brown’s passion for agriculture began in his youth, working on ranches in the Saratoga area. He obtained first-hand experience of the important work that is done by Wyoming’s farmers and ranchers and came to understand the pivotal relationship between agriculture and conservation.

  Brown was one of the three co-sponsors of the Wyoming Uniform Conservation Easement Act and played a part in the creation of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, which helps fund conservation and habitat restoration projects throughout the state. These accomplishments are among many which have qualified Brown to receive the award.

  Kermit Brown will be presented with a bronze statue sculpted by the talented Wyoming artist Jerry Palen at the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust’s 17th Annual Barbeque at the Sommers Ranch outside of Pinedale, Wyoming on Aug. 25th. Tickets can be purchased by calling 307-772-8751.