pamAfter seven years with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, Executive Director Pam Dewell will continue a career devoted to the conservation of working lands and wildlife habitat in mid-coast Maine.  The Board of Directors has appointed Conservation Director Bo Alley as Acting Director effective October 15th.

“Working with the landowners that have entrusted their family legacies to the Stock Growers Land Trust in perpetuity has been a humbling experience and many conversations with those with whom we have worked echo in my memory.  My favorite remains, ‘My grandfather  spent his entire life putting this ranch together.  We want to keep it that  way to honor him.’ ”  — Pam Dewell

Since joining the Stock Growers Land Trust in 2008, Pam has worked with landowners and partners to achieve the completion of 44 projects on 137,000 acres — more than doubling the acreage under conservation easement during her tenure.  “I am proud of the conservation I have helped to accomplish in Wyoming and am grateful to the many visionary landowners who have chosen to work with the Stock Growers Land Trust,” she said, “I can’t think of a more qualified successor than Bo and know that the Land Trust will be in good hands.”

A Wyoming native, Bo’s family has deep roots in Wyoming ranching and agriculture.  His great-grandfather Jim Grieve began ranching in Natrona County in 1893 on the historic UC Ranch.  Later the Grieves purchased and operated the Diamond Ring and the Dumbbell Ranch Company.  On his father’s side, his grandfather Ralph Alley managed the John Hay sheep company and was very active in the Wyoming sheep industry.

Bo spent his infant years on a family ranch in the Sybille Canyon between Wheatland and Laramie.  He has a deep appreciation for Wyoming’s culture and values and looks forward to working with Wyoming farmers and ranchers to help preserve and perpetuate the Wyoming way of life.  Bo holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University.  Prior to joining the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust he worked in energy development and the commercial construction industry.