The Wyoming Tree Farm Committee honored the Jacobson family of Sundance, Wyoming, as the 2014 Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on family owned woodlands.

According to the Wyoming State Forestry Division, the American Tree Farm System is a network of more than 95,000 woodland owners sustainably managing 26 million acres of forest land nationally.

The Jacobson’s property, Jacobson Land Company, is located in the Moskee southwest of Sundance. The property became a Wyoming Tree Farm in 2011. The family has focused on managing their property for timber production, grazing, wildlife and recreational use. They manage their land with minimal disruption and accomplish this through thinning, commercial harvesting, providing wildlife habitat, increasing grazing potential and fire suppression practices.