LandCAN Conservation Success Stories

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Cammack Ranch

Cammack RanchWith its commitment to conservation, Cammack Ranch is a place where soil, grass, cattle, wildlife and a family legacy all thrive.


Cronin Farms

Cronin FarmsCronin Farms was established in 1910, when Carl Cronin moved from Nebraska to South Dakota. Ever since the beginning, the farm has been a diverse mix-livestock and crop enterprise. Today the farm is managed by Monty and Mike Cronin, along with their agronomy manager Dan Forgey.


Doud Ranch

Doud RanchRick and Marlis Doud’s ranch, near Midland, is comprised of 6,000 deeded acres and 2,500 leased acres on which they run nearly 400 cow-calf pairs.


Guptill Ranch

Guptill RanchGuptill Ranch is a 7,000-acre cattle operation that Pat and Mary Lou Guptill have owned and managed for the past 25 years. With their five children, they are caretakers of this special landscape in western South Dakota. The area features grasslands with rolling hills and a wooded creek running through the ranch.


Jorgensen Land & Cattle Partnership

Jorgensen Land & Cattle PartnershipThe Jorgensens have made a living from farming and ranching for more than 100 years. Humbly beginning as a small family farm, Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership has grown to include livestock, a large variety of crops and a hunting business.


Kopriva Angus

Kopriva AngusJim and Karen Kopriva purchased their first land in Clark County in 1991, but credit Karen’s parents, Harold and Mary Hurlbert, with helping them establish their farm. Karen’s family has been in Clark County since 1880 and her parents have helped both their daughters’ families get started in agriculture. Over one third of the operation’s land base is land that has been in Karen’s family for three generations.


Mortenson Ranch

Mortenson RanchAt the end of the 1940s, Clarence Mortenson began to wonder how all of the water originating on his ranch could be kept there for use over an extended period of time. This idea sparked his effort to restore the ranch to its natural state. Clarence’s vision has been embraced by his sons, Todd, Jeff, and Curt, who currently operate Mortenson Ranch.


Rock Hills Ranch

Rock Hills RanchHolistic resources management focused on long-term sustainability is a way of life at Rock Hills Ranch. Lyle and Garnet Perman, along with their son Luke and his wife Naomi, raise crops and Angus cattle on the 7,500-acre ranch near Lowry.


77 Ranch

77 RanchGary and Sue Price’s 1,900 acre 77 Ranch in Navarro County is designed and run to be both economically and environmentally sustainable. The Prices do not make a business decision without first considering its environmental impact.


Ladder Ranch - From Pioneer Enterprise to Conservation Ranch

The Ladder Ranch is a working sheep, cattle and hay ranch headquartered along the Colorado-Wyoming border, northwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and east of Savery, Wyoming. The operation has evolved from a survival mode pioneer enterprise to a significant production and conservation ranch.


The Laramie Foothills Group - Conservation at the Scale of a Watershed


Organizing around the Laramie Foothills Group, with city and county residents passing sales taxes to help conserve open spaces, a remarkable coalition of rural and urban constituencies merged to ensure that land beyond city limits stayed open and productive


Where Cattle Graze and Salamanders Roam


Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank creates a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife


The Homely Hellbender and the Diligent School Kids


In Georgia, the effort to help a rare salamander is headed by hardworking school age kids


South Carolina Forester Big on Conservation


Scott Rhodes plants longleaf pine trees prized by federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. He also burns his woodlands to create ideal habitat for numerous species including, one day perhaps, at-risk gopher tortoises.


Taming Battle Creek


Coffee with conservationist wins rancher’s struggle


Walking the River


Fly fishing guide Gary Lang wades in on conservation and his passion for angling


A Promising Future For a California Plant Once Believed Extinct


How a Southern California developer helped save the San Fernando Valley spineflower


Where Quail is King


Preserving Hunting Traditions in South Carolina


Restoring Sagebrush Country With Modern Wildfire

Through the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), private landowners across Eastern Oregon are volunteering to perform proactive conservation treatments on their rangeland to promote healthy habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife.


Local Partners Mimic Beavers to Restore Streams In Wyoming


A few SGI field conservationist volunteer to help the Wyoming Game and Fish build “beaver dam analogues” for a pilot project on private land