Cheyenne Audubon program Nov. 19: Dusty Downey, Conservation Ranching

The Cheyenne Audubon free public program is Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

Dusty Downey, conservation ranching program lead for Audubon Rockies, will discuss how ranchers can help beleaguered grassland birds and have their beef sold for a premium as Audubon certified “Grazed on Bird Friendly Land” – and where bird-friendly consumers can find it. Downey grew up on and resides with his family on a working ranch in northeastern Wyoming.

Downey said, “Ranchers are stewards of America’s grasslands. America’s grassland birds have declined more than any other bird group in the continent, some species by as much as 80%. Because a large majority of America’s grassland birds breed on private lands, working with ranchers is our best hope for conserving them. Audubon's strategy is to keep ranchers ranching. Our program is a market-based approach that leverages Audubon’s brand to promote grassland bird conservation and empowers consumers to support management practices that benefits birds and other wildlife by buying beef raised on certified ranches.” For more information see

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  • Occurred Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room

2200 Pioneer Ave.
Cheyenne, WY


Barb Gorges
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