Annual Roundup BBQ

The Land Trust’s Annual Roundup Barbeque celebrated another year of conservation at the Campstool Ranch, headquarters of the Bear Lodge Cattle Company at Devils Tower this past August. Our hosts, the Driskill Family, opened the ranch to more than 250 guests. With live music by Ruckus and a great steak dinner catered by the Chophouse Restaurant the evening was both entertaining and successful.

A big thank you to Torrington Livestock/Cattle County Video for providing exceptional auction expertise.  With their help our live auction raised more than $26,000 and along with almost a hundred silent auction items, raised funds to support the mission of the Land Trust. Attendees had fun bidding on getting their name in a CJ Box novel, a framed Bob Coronato Cody rodeo print, tickets to the NFR, jewelry, exciting travel packages and a vintage horse-drawn sleigh.

After an evening of music, food, auctions, and fun people this year’s Annual Roundup netted a total of $83,000 in support of our operations.  While our Land Trust is very successful in garnering project grants, those funds may only be used toward acquisition or outside services.  The support of our generous donors helps us to maintain our office, pay salaries and support extensive traveling throughout the state.

Hope to see you all at next year’s Annual Roundup Barbeque!

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The Driskill Family photo by Brenda Ling – Natural Resources Conservation Service