Elk Mountain Sage Grouse Habitat Conserved

RAWLINS, WY / December 21, 2012 – The Nature Conservancy has protected an additional 960 acres of the Johnson Ranch in Carbon County. The new conservation easement connects to a 6,120-acre easement secured with the Conservancy in 2010. Located near Wyoming’s iconic Elk Mountain, the ranch hosts important sage-grouse habitat and is a long-time agricultural operation. The easements protect against subdivision and industrial wind development, while maintaining a ranching way of life that has endured for three generations. Because of its importance to sage-grouse, the project received funding from the…

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