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Kurt Bucholz Award honors those who achieve a lasting impact in a key area of Wyoming agriculture.

April 27, 2017

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RECOGNIZING WORK: The Kurt Bucholz Award was created in 2008 for those who exemplify the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz, a veterinarian, during his lifetime.Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the 2017 Kurt Bucholz Award. Created in 2008, the award memorializes Dr. Kurt Bucholz, a veterinarian, legislator and rancher from Saratoga, Wyo.

Recipients of the award exemplify the core beliefs hold by Bucholz during his lifetime of public service and commitment to conservation. Bucholz died at 56 from cancer, but his short life was marked by an energetic involvement in a range of industry organizations, and he served on a number of boards and in a number of trustee capacities. In 2002, Bucholz was elected to the Wyoming State House of Representatives, where he served to promote a number of key interests in conservation, private enterprise and water rights.

The award is presented at the WSGLT Annual Roundup Fundraiser and Barbeque, held in Elk Mountain, Wyo., in August.

Past recipients of the award include: Dennis Sun, 2008; Dr. John Lunt, 2009; Joe Glode, 2010; Jim Chant, 2011; Bob Budd, 2012; Mike Healy, 2013; Bobbie Frank, 2014; Alan Barnett, 2015; and Patrick O’Toole, 2016. Individuals eligible for nomination will have achieved a lasting impact in one or more of the following ways:

• The nominee is an ardent supporter of conserving Wyoming's working landscapes and one who recognizes the indispensable role of ranching in this endeavor.
• The nominee is an astute and successful rancher and land steward who has been active in state and/or national natural resource issues, and is a strong proponent of private enterprise and private solutions for conservation in Wyoming.
• The nominee has a background of actions promoting the importance of water to Wyoming and the vital significance of protecting traditional water rights.
• The nominee has a strong and abiding interest in hunting and wildlife, and a personal commitment to habitat conservation.

Submissions are due by May 19. Questions can be directed to Travis Brammer at 307-772-8751 or at [email protected]. Nominations can be found at .

Source: WSGLT


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