The Brown Ranch, 2013 Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District Achievement Winners

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The Brown Ranch, LLLP, from Marmarth, ND was selected as the 2013 Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District Conservation Achievement Winner.

Back row, left to right: John Brown, Vern Brown, Nicholas Brown. Front row: Nikki Brown, Rachel Brown, Mary Lee Brown, Maria Brown. Names of the children were not available.
Back row, left to right: John Brown, Vern Brown, Nicholas Brown. Front row: Nikki Brown, Rachel Brown, Mary Lee Brown, Maria Brown. Names of the children were not available.

Published January 24, 2014

The Herald

The Brown Family, John & Nikki, Vern & Rachel, Nicholas & Maria, have strived to improve and maintain native diversity on their ranch which lies in the pristine Badlands along the Little Missouri River. Water developments, including a remote solar system, have helped Browns improve grazing distribution and changing season of use on their native rangelands. The use of cover crops in their rotation has improved soil health and the success of grass and hayland plantings. The multiple ages and dense cover of Willow and Cottonwood trees on their river banks, demonstrates how Brown’s strong commitment to conservation has improved their fragile river riparian areas.

The Browns were honored at the 2013 North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts Convention and a local banquet hosted by the Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District. They were honored with an Arial Photo their ranch headquarters, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and with Achievement Winner Jackets sponsored by Dakota Western Bank & The Bowman-Slope SCD.

Thank you and congratulations Brown Family on your commitment to conservation.

 

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