Allen's Diamond Four Ranch

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The following article was taken from the Wyoming State Journal


Allens: Ride to the Top

Jim and Mary Allen of Allen's Diamond 4 Ranch in Lander have won the Shoshone National Forest's 1997 Outfitter of the Year Award for their outstanding public service, land stewardship and wildlife ethic.

The Allens have been outfitting on the forest for nearly 25 years, according to Skip Shoutis, recreation planner on the Washakie Ranger District. "They're one of the best I've ever worked with," Shoutis said.  They not only have a terrific wildland ethic, they also go the extra mile."

One example, he said, is the Allens youth program in which they teach kids how to enjoy, appreciate and take care of Wyoming's wildlands. "You have been and continue to set the standard for the industry in providing high-quality recreation services, stewardship of the land and for the safety and well-being not only of your clients but for other forest users as well," said Forest Supervisor Rebecca Aus in her letter of commendation.

Aus said outfitters like the Allens greatly enhance the Forest Service's ability to provide quality public service caring for the land.