The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has been granted $4.1 million to purchase three conservation easements in Wyoming.
The three projects, two located in Sublette County, and one located in Carbon County, will conserve 6,800 acres of agricultural land. Funding for these projects comes from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and is allocated under the conservation title of the 2014 Farm Bill.
“The NRCS has been an important partner in Wyoming,” said Bo Alley, executive director of the WSGLT, in a news release. “This grant leverages a $1.95 million grant from Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, and together, these grants will allow us to introduce over six million dollars into Wyoming’s rural communities over the next several years and help conserve over 10.7 square miles of ag land.”