Scott Sims Chosen as Recipient of the 2021 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award

WSGLT Names 2021 Bucholz Conservation Award Recipient

CHEYENNE, WY August 2, 2021 – The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is happy to announce Scott Sims of McFadden as the recipient of the 2021 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Sims is being recognized for his exceptional commitment to and support of agricultural land conservation, water rights, and fish and wildlife habitat. Sims was nominated by the Medicine Bow Conservation District.

The Bucholz Conservation Award is given in honor of the late Dr. Kurt Bucholz, DVM, rancher from Carbon County, and early supporter of the Stock Growers Land Trust. The Bucholz Conservation Award winner encompasses the agricultural stewardship values and conservation ethic that Dr. Bucholz exemplified in his life. 

Sims is an avid advocate for the agricultural community and the ranching way of life, leading by example through roles on various boards that hold the same values. Sims has been a Board Member for the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, the Medicine Bow Conservation District, the Farm Service Agency, and many more organizations. Sims is the immediate past President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, where he has been a member since 1975.

Sims is also active in natural resource discussions from the local to the national level through his involvement with the Public Lands Council and played a crucial role in a nationwide panel that studied the effects of high intensity, short-duration grazing. In addition, Sims influences local natural resource policies and practices through his work on the Rock Creek Water Users Board and the Rock Creek Coordinated Resource Management Program.  

The Sims family shows their passion for conservation through their on-the-ground projects. They have worked with several organizations – from the NRCS to Trout Unlimited to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department – to implement habitat, riparian connectivity, and grazing management projects on their property. 

Scott Sims will be presented with a bronze statue, sculpted by the talented Wyoming artist Jerry Palen, at the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust’s Annual Roundup Fundraiser Barbeque and 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Padlock Ranch near Dayton, Wyoming on August 28th. Please consider joining us as we recognize Sims’s important conservation work in Wyoming. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.wsglt.org/ourevents/, emailing kaylee@wsglt.org, or by calling 307-772-8751. 

About the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust 

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is dedicated to conservation through ranching. Based in Cheyenne, the non-profit organization serves the entire state and is Wyoming’s only agricultural land trust. Through partnerships with ranch families, the Stock Growers Land Trust holds and stewards conservation easements on more than 285,000 acres of land on ranches and farms throughout Wyoming. Founded in 2000 by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, it is one of the largest among the 1,659 regional land trusts in the United States. For more information, visit www.wsglt.org

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Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.