ESAP acknowledges producers who go the extra mile when it comes to preserving and enhancing the resources on their land.
Each year, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) honors a Montana ranch that exemplifies environmental stewardship and demonstrates a commitment toward improved sustainability within the beef industry. This award recognizes Montana ranchers who are at the forefront in conservation and stewardship and are willing to serve as examples for other ranchers.
2020 ESAP TOUR DATES:
The 2020 Environmental Stewardship Raising the Steaks Tour will be held September 17-18, 2020 at the Castle Mountain Ranch!
Environmental Stewardship Award winners are prime examples of how environmental management benefits both the rancher’s bottom line and the resources in their care. Learn more about past winners here
ESAP APPLICATION INFORMATION
While the ESAP program highlights industry stewardship, it also provides cattlemen with examples and ideas which may be useful on their own farms and ranching operations specifically through the on-ranch Raising the Steaks ESAP ranch tour. The tours gather an intimate group of thoughtful, creative individuals who represent chefs, foodservice professionals, wildlife advocates, ranchers, scientists, conservationists, storytellers, water users, and more to put their boots on the ground and their heads in the game in facilitated diverse and informative discussions that highlight current issues and solutions to challenges ranchers and conservationists face when managing private and public lands for future generations.