As part of the celebration of Earth Day, Governor Mead signed a proclamation declaring July 9th as Environmental Stewardship Day.
The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and Department of Agriculture will use that day to showcase Padlock Ranch in northern Wyoming. The ranch is this year's Leopold Conservation Award which is given as part of the Stewardship program.
The award recognizes ranchers who practice responsible land stewardship and management. It will be presented during the Stockgrower's Associations summer convention.