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The Past, Present, and Future of Ranching

With Lesli Allison of Western Landowners Alliance

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Paint Rock Canyon Ranch, Wyoming

June 30 - July 5, 2024

Explore the Paintrock Canyon Ranch and surrounding landscape on horseback and take a seat at the table for important conversations about ranching and conservation.

The Program

Join us for five nights on the Paintrock Canyon Ranch in Wyoming to explore the complexities surrounding the past, present and future of ranching in the Western United States. Spend each morning riding or hiking through the meadows and canyons of the ranch and each afternoon in guided conversations led by Western Landowners Alliance’s CEO Lesli Allison and Ranchlands CEO Duke Phillips.

Each session will encourage you to examine ranching’s role in conservation and aim to shed light on many of the most important questions we face today: How does ranching achieve conservation and why is it important? How will ranching continue into the future and what will it look like? What are the challenges the ranching industry is facing today and how do we overcome them? What is ranching’s role in conservation?

Through exploring the ranch together and roundtable conversations, you will leave with a better understanding and enlightened view of the ranching industry as we move forward into an arguably new era for conservation and the perpetuation of ranching. This workshop is open to everyone, not just ranchers and riders, in order to bring more perspectives around the table.

About WLA and Lesli Allison

The Western Landowners Alliance advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species. WLA recognizes that economic vitality and conservation go hand-in-hand. Given that private lands encompass the most productive and biologically diverse landscapes, including the majority of water resources, landowners have a pivotal role to play in shaping the future. WLA provides a collective voice, a peer network and a shared knowledge base for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy.

Lesli is a founding member and chief executive of the Western Landowners Alliance. She was also a founding member of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. For the past three decades, Lesli has worked extensively with private landowners and multiple stakeholders to advance conservation, sustain working lands and support rural communities.

About Duke Phillips III

Duke Phillips III is the CEO and founder of Ranchlands. Ranchlands owns and manages large-scale, conservation-oriented ranching operations in the American West and provides management and strategic advisory services for large ranch owners. In addition to cattle and bison, Ranchlands operates subsidiary land-based businesses that includes leather manufacturing, hospitality, hunting and fishing and education.

Accommodations and Meals

The accommodations at the Paintrock Canyon Ranch are designed to put you as close to nature as possible, but with all the comforts of home. Large, private safari-style tents are stylishly furnished with full-sized beds, bedside tables, dressers and chairs. Tents are located next to the Paintrock Creek at the entrance to the spectacular Paintrock Canyon.

All meals will be creatively prepared by a private chef, featuring Ranchlands beef and local produce and dairy whenever possible. Meals at the ranch will be seated, but casual and friendly and accompanied by wine and beer. We are happy to accommodate all dietary preferences with advance notice.

Paintrock Canyon Ranch

The Paintrock Canyon Ranch sprawls across northern Wyoming and is made up of rolling meadows and streams carving through high alpine valleys. The ranch’s landscape is characterized by the Paintrock Canyon, which starts at the ranch headquarters and meanders for 8 miles, opening into the Paintrock Basin at foot of Cloud Peak, the highest peak in the Bighorn range. The Canyon itself is shaped by steep limestone slopes that climb thousands of feet high above the trail. Red sandstone cliffs, whose color transforms from deep orange to burgundy red with the changing light, rise above the meadows surrounding the ranch’s headquarters. The ranch is located 1.5 hours from Cody, WY, and 3 hours from Billings, MT where the largest commercial airports are. Shuttles through a third party are bookable to the ranch from Cody. Car rentals are also available from both airports.

Rates

$4,260 per person includes all activities, instruction, amenities, and meals. Tax and optional gratuity not included.

All tents are private, however there are two tents with capacity to accommodate two guests each. If you are interested in joining with a friend, rates are discounted to $4,000 +tax per person and are available on a first-come-first serve basis.

Please reach out to us with any questions at: stay@ranchlands.com or 719-641-2089.

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