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Rangeland Resources Committee

The Rangeland Resources Program receives guidance from the Rangeland Resource Committee, which is composed of six ranchers located across the state and appointed by the governor.

Members include:

  • Diane Ahlgren, Chair, Winnett
  • John Hollenback, Vice Chair, Gold Creek
  • Sigurd Jensen, Elmo
  • Jim Anderson, Chinook
  • Leah Lewis, Boulder
  • Ron Devlin, Terry





May 31, 2022 |  AGENDA  |  MINUTES

March 8, 2022 |  AGENDA  |  MINUTES

September 7, 2021  |  AGENDA  |  MINUTES

May 24, 2021  |  AGENDA  |  MINUTES

April 23, 2021  |  AGENDA  | MINUTES

August 17, 2020  |  MINUTES

September 3, 2019  |  MINUTES

May 15, 2019  |  MINUTES


State Coordinator



Named in honor of Aldo Leopold, Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award makes an impact by publicly recognizing extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners representing millions of acres, and influences the general public’s understanding of the importance of private working land in conservation.

The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Governor Greg Gianforte's Office and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Rangeland Resources Committee.

Annual finalists receive $10,000 cash and a commemorative crystal award.


Barney Creek Livestock

2022 Award Watch Video

Barney Creek Livestock | Livingston, MT 


 Hidden Hollow Guest Ranch Pic

2021 Award | Watch Video

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle and Guest Ranch | Townsend, MT 


2020 Award Watch Video

C Lazy J Livestock | Malta, MT 


2019 LCA Milton Ranch

2019 Award Watch Video

Milton Ranch | Roundup, MT