Recently Kip and Adele Stenson, who put their cattle ranch under a permanent Habitat Montana conservation easement last year, continued to give to wildlife conservation by hosting a youth “BBs and Bows on the Badlands” event on their 15,000 acres Springhill Ranch west of Wibaux.
The event drew 19 youth ages 9 and older and a dozen parents, as well as younger kids, to participate in events and education talks including BB gun and archery shoots, field tracking and wildlife science education. They also learned about prairie snake species and practiced cooking with a Dutch oven. And they learned how to monitor swift fox using radio telemetry.
The event was hosted the Stenson, with presenters from the Mule Deer Foundation; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service; local 4-H; and Montana State University Extension Service.
We appreciate everything that generous landowners, like the Stensons, do to provide habitat and access for us and for future generations.