Horseshoe Bend Ranch was purchased by Dr. & Mrs. Souviron in 1991, and in 2006 2,560 acres were placed in a donated conservation easement held with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust.
Nestled in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Converse County, the property holds scenic values and is surrounded by both fellow ranchers and public lands that are enjoyed by locals, tourists, and wildlife alike.
With a diverse landscape, Horseshoe Bend Ranch provides high quality habitat for an array of wildlife species. Mixed grass prairie, sagebrush steppe, mixed conifer, pine and fir forests are home to both game and non-game species. Elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and big horn sheep benefit from essential winter range. Black bear, mountain lion, wild turkey, sage-grouse and bobcat have prime habitat year-round. In addition, the land hosts bald eagles, golden eagles and many types of hawks.
Since the early 1900’s the ranch has functioned primarily as livestock grazing land during the summer. Winter months are harsh, leaving the ranch mostly inaccessible. Both the Souviron’s and the ranch manager are intentional in managing the ranch to ensure high quality habitat for both livestock and wildlife. You will find the ranch hosting hunters in the fall and undergoing logging throughout the year where pine beetle kill is evident.
We are grateful to work with families who uphold the values of the land and the conservation easement, continuing a legacy of stewardship.