Conservation Ranching

Conservation Ranching for Ranchers

Jay Butler, Pronghorn Ranch. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Jay Butler, Pronghorn Ranch. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Conservation Ranching

Conservation Ranching for Ranchers

Ranchers are the stewards of America’s grasslands. Beef from Audubon-certified lands garners a premium price on your product, helping you care for your family and your land.

Audubon recognizes that for ranches to be economically viable, they need to be ecologically healthy. That's why we're working with ranches to keep America's grasslands intact. Our Conservation Ranching program adds value to your beef, connects you to a network of land management resources, and generates positive public exposure. Participation is completely voluntary. Click here to download our program protocols.

To learn more, contact Dusty Downey, Conservation Ranching Manager for Audubon Rockies at (307) 756-3941 or ddowney@audubon.org.

"Included in the mission of our ranch is the idea that good stewardship is important for the long term financial health of the ranch, as well as the health of the sagebrush-grassland we manage. Partnering with Audubon to promote conservation ranching is an exciting opportunity to help educate the public about what we are doing to improve prairie ecosystems that are critical to many species of birds and other wildlife.  "
Jay and Linda Butler, Owner operators of Pronghorn Ranch, and Audubon-certified Ranch

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