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Todd HewardTodd Heward - President
449 County Road 97
Shirley Basin, WY 82615

Todd is a fifth generation cattle and sheep rancher in Shirley Basin, 40 miles north of Medicine Bow, on the ranch his family homesteaded in 1909.  They raise native grass hay and graze rangelands most of the year.  He has an Associate's degree in Animal Science from Rick's College and a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science/Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming.  Prior to being elected as a Supervisor on the Medicine Bow CD, Todd worked as the District Manager where he assisted with more than $2.3 million in range improvement projects.

Heward served on the statewide Greater Sage-grouse Inter-Agency Team for USFWS, the Historic Trails RC&D, and on the USFWS CCAA/CCA Development Team for Greater Sage-grouse/ranch management representing Wyoming Conservation Districts.  He is a member of three Wildlife Technical Advisory Committee groups for wind energy development, is a cooperator in the Simpson Ridge Wind Project/Sage-grouse Telemetry Study, Bates Hole/Shirley Basin Sage-grouse Local Working Group and as a member of the Wyoming Livestock Board.  He and his wife Malea, have seven children: Timothy, Logan, Caroline, Sarah, Bethany, Hyrum and Samuel.

Dan Rice - Vice President
2946C Highway 16
Tensleep, WY 82442

Dan Rice is currently a supervisor of the Washakie County Conservation District.  He is the fourth generation to live on the family ranch near Ten Sleep and is a graduate of the University of Wyoming.  Rice also serves on an Advisory Board for Security State Bank in Worland and the FSA Committee for Washakie/Hot Springs Counties.  He enjoys the outdoors, working on the ranch, representing agriculture and the citizens of Washakie County.  He and wife Dani are raising two boys.

Ryan Fieldgrove - Area I Director
PO Box 508
Buffalo, WY 82834

Ryan Fieldgrove was elected to the Clear Creek Conservation District Board of Supervisors in 2010.  He has served as Chairman for the District for the last five years.  Ryan is the manager for the Fieldgrove Ranch which owns and operates a range land cow/calf operation 20 miles east of Buffalo.  The Fieldgrove Ranch was the 2011 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.  The operation runs purebred Red Angus cattle and a small herd of meat goats for weed control.  Ryan serves on the Northeast Sage Grouse Work Group and has implemented many practices on his own ranch to enhance habitat for the Greater Sage Grouse.  Ryan has worked for 20 years in banking serving the Agricultural community.  He is currently the Chief Credit Officer and Agricultural Trust Specialist for the First Northern Bank of Wyoming.  Ryan and his wife Teresa, have three children: Ana, Tommy, and Elisa.


wayne garminWayne Garman - Area I Director
379 Garman Road
Sundance, WY 82729

Wayne is currently the Chairman of the Crook County Natural Resource District. He was elected to the District in 2000 and has served as an Area I Director since April 2008. Wayne, and brother Ross, are partners in a commercial cow/calf operation near Sundance. In addition to the family ranching operations, Wayne manages a neighboring ranch for an absentee landowner. Wayne likes to hunt and fish, has announced for local rodeos, is a 4-H leader and on the county 4-H horse advisory committee. He has also been a licensed hunting guide and works as a ringman for a local auction company. He and wife, Dixie, have one daughter, Peggy Sue.

Levi Clark - Area II Director
PO Box 937
Wheatland, WY 82201

Levi Clark was appointed as a District Supervisor on the Platte County Resource District Board in 2014.  He is an Agricultural and Commercial Lender at Platte Valley Bank in Wheatland.  He has a small commercial cow/calf operation.  Levi was born and raised in Wheatland, is the past Secretary and a member of the Chug Creek Pheasants Forever.  He obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Wyoming.  He is engaged to Skye Dunlap and has a step daughter, Kaidyn, with her. 

Stan Mitchem - Area II Director
Mitchem Ranch

PO Box 1115

Glenrock, WY 82637

307-262-5070 (C)   307-436-2504 (F)


Stan Mitchem was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Converse County Conservation District in April, 2009, and is currently serving as the Chairman. He has been a director since 2016. Stan is a licensed professional geologist and worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service for 35 years before retiring in 2008. Stan and his wife Karen raise registered Angus cattle on their ranch south of Glenrock. They have two married daughters and two grandchildren. Stan has been a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years and works on all-hazard incident management teams to manage large fires and other emergency incidents in the Rocky Mountain Area and throughout the United States.

Keith Grant - Area III Director
1400 Road 11
Lovell, WY 82431

Keith served on the local Fire Department Board for 36 years and as Big Horn County Commissioner from 1999 to 2014, public lands issues were his passion.  He has been a supervisor on Shoshone Conservation District since 2015 and has been on the Board of Friends of Bighorn Lake, since 2006, working on keeping Wyoming Water for Wyoming recreation use.  He owned and operated an auto repair business from 1966 to 1999, when my sons took over the business, as well as owning a small dirt construction business from 1982 to 2005 when  his son in law and daughter took over the business.  Keith and his wife and bought a 210 acre farm in 1997, where they raised registered Missouri Fox Trotter Horses.  They have 8 children, 36 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren.

Reg Phillips - Area IV Director

PO Box 338
Dubois, WY 82513

Since 1981 Reg has been Ranch Manager of the Diamond D Cattle Company, a cow/calf/yearling operation near Dubois Wyoming. Reg is a native of Arizona. He earned a BS in Animal Science from Kansas State where he also met his wife Aline.  Reg has been a supervisor on the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District for over 25 years. He provided leadership to the Districts water quality monitoring program and also is a member of the founding group for the Dubois-Crowheart Weed Management Area to address noxious weeds.  Reg is a member of the Society for Range Management, Wyoming Section; past board member for the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, Wyoming Private Grazing Lands Team. He is a member of the Fremont County Cattleman’s Association; Wyoming Stock Growers and several civic organizations.

Shanon Sims - Area IV Director
1991 CR 1, Unit A
McFadden, WY 82083

Shanon and his wife, Melinda, live in Mcfadden, where they operate a cow/calf and yearling operation with his parents, Scott and April, and their two children, Kagan and Jentry. Shanon received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming in 2001. He has served on the Albany County Stockgrowers Board of Directors since 2011, Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department since 2002, and the Medicine Bow Conservation District Board of Supervisors since 2013, where he is currently Chairman. Shanon was a founding member and first chairman of the Rock Creek Weed CRM from 2001 to 2003. Shanon, and the Sims family, are strong advocates of Holistic Management and frequently host local, national, and international guests onto their ranch to share their experiences.

shaun simsShaun Sims - Area V Director
122 Brook Hollow Drive
Evanston, WY 82930

Sims has been a supervisor on the Uinta County Conservation District board of supervisors since being elected in 2001 and served as the WACD President from 2010-2018. He represents the District on the Coalition of Local Governments which is involved in federal land planning processes including the Kemmerer RMP revisions and the Moxa Arch Infill Area Gas Development project. He is also heavily involved in many district activities and supports public education through participation in outdoor workshops and guided tours of his ranching and wind turbine facility. He is a native of Uinta County and is the fifth generation to operate the family sheep and cattle operation. He and his wife, Lacee, live in Evanston.

Coke Landers - Area V Director
222 Ehman Lane
Pinedale, WY 82941

Coke is a fifth generation rancher from southeast Wyoming.  After high school graduation he attended UW where he studied Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management.  While attending UW, he was involved in the Rugby Club, Range Club, Ag Student Council, Central Student Fees Committee and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  After graduation, he held various ranch jobs in MT and WY.  He served two years on the Medicine Bow CD before moving to Pinedale and he was elected to the Sublette County CD in 2010.  He currently serves as Vice Chairman.  He is also involved in Provider Pals and is the current Vice President of the Green River Valley Cattleman's Association.  He manages Murdock Cattle Co., which is a cow/calf stocker outfit.  He and his wife Molly have three daughters, Matazi, Mesa and Maddi.



bobbie frankBobbie K. Frank - Executive Director
517 E 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-632-5716 office
307-630-6695 cell
307-638-4099 fax



Cathy Rosenthall - Watershed Coordinator
517 E 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-632-5716 office
307-751-9389 cell
307-638-4099 fax



kelly brownKelly Brown - Program Specialist
517 E 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-632-5716 office
307-331-2013 cell
307-638-4099 fax






Wyoming Assn. of Conservation Districts | 517 E. 19th Street | Cheyenne, WY 82001 | (307) 632-5716 phone | (307) 638-4099 fax

Mission: The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts provides leadership for the conservation of Wyoming's soil and water resources, promotes the control of soil erosion, promotes and protects the quality of Wyoming's waters, reduce siltation of stream channels and reservoirs, promote wise use of Wyoming's water, and all other natural resources, preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of this state through a responsible conservation ethic.