Karl Tyler inks conservation easement to protect prime salmon habitat

But Tyler wanted to make sure that any conservation efforts on his ranch were blended with the ranch operations so he could continue to raise cattle and run a working ranch.

"Carl Lufkin, my ranch manager, and I started talking about 10 years ago about what we could do to improve the ranch and keep the ranch's integrity for agriculture," Tyler says. "We talked to several groups and they were pretty closedminded to agriculture, didn't understand agriculture, they were all worried bout subdividing ... they didn't have the same goals that I did."   Read the full article here