historic Pitchfork Ranch just west of Meeteetse, Wyoming provides a
unique opportunity to become a part of the first concentrated environmental
effort combined with ranching in the West. Rarely does a property with
such a valuable history of productivity and environmental stewardship
become available. From cattle ranch to tourist destination to wild life
sanctuary, the property has claimed many identities over the last hundred
and twenty years. Founded in 1878 by Otto Franc, a German immigrant
who left his banana importing business in New York, the ranch has become
legendary in the history of Wyoming. By establishing aggressive partnerships
with conservation organizations the current owners’ vision is to maintain
the ongoing strength of both ranching operations and environmental resources.
"We were attracted to this land because of the beauty and the wild nature of it and we are continuing to look for other like-minded partners for whom conservation of this place is a priority."
- Dr. Lenox Baker