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America’s Grasslands Conference 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Cheyenne for the Sixth Biennial America’s Grasslands Conference in August 2023. This was yet another extremely successful grasslands conference by all accounts, including the glowing reviews of the almost 300 participants. We had attendees from 30 states, DC, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. Attendees included ranchers and producers, researchers and students, NGO partners, tribal members, state and federal agency staff, environmental planners, native seed companies, and more.

The packed conference agenda over three days included an incredible lineup of over 4o presentations, on topics ranging from education and outreach strategies, conservation strategies for birds and other wildlife, to Grasslands Policy and many more! We also had over 25 poster presentations, 3 roundtable discussions, and a full day of three field trip options that took participants to native prairies and ranches. We are working on compiling the conference proceedings to capture all of the information shared at the conference, which will be posted below when complete.

We would like also thank our generous sponsors whose support was integral to the conference success!

America's Grasslands Conference 2025 - Stay tuned for details!

Please help us plan the 2025 America’s Grasslands Conference! We are now accepting proposals for the location and co-hosting of the 7th America’s Grasslands Conference. Deadline to submit is May 13th, 2024.

2023 Sponsors

Plains Bison

University of Wyoming College
of Agriculture, Life Sciences and
Natural Resources

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies


Ducks Unlimited

Sage Grouse

The Wildlife Society

The Climate Trust


South Dakota Grassland Coalition


Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Audubon Conservation Ranching Initiative

Envu – Vegetation Management




Wyoming Stockgrowers Land Trust
Pheasants Forever
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Northern Great Plains Joint Venture

Additional Thanks

Tumbleweed Honey
Chugwater Chili

Past Conference Resources

• Read the Program from the Sixth Biennial Grasslands Conference, held August 2023 in Cheyenne, WY.

• Read the Program and Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Grasslands Conference, held August 2019 in Bismarck, ND.

• Read the Program and Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Grasslands Conference, held November 2017 in Fort Worth, TX.

• Read the Program and Proceedings of the Third Biennial Grasslands Conference, held September 2015 in Fort Collins, CO.

• Read the Program and Proceedings of the Second Biennial Grasslands Conference, held August 2013 in Manhattan, KS.

• Read the Program and Proceedings of the First Biennial Grassland Conference, held August 2011 in Sioux Falls, SD.

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