"My grandchildren are the fifth generation of the family to take part in what goes on around our ranch on a daily basis. It’s not what we do for a living; it’s who we are. By placing a conservation easement on the land, we are protecting our identity. The care and improvements that have been made over the years to this land will not have been temporary."
- Gayla Skaw, Open Cross Ranch, and soon-to-be Five Valleys conservation easement landowner.
Photo by Little Bear Photography