The Department issued this 4-cent Range Conservation stamp on February 2, 1961, through the Salt Lake City, Utah, post office. The stamp was issued to stress the importance of range conservation and to commemorate the meeting of the American Society of Range Management in Washington, DC. "The Trail Boss," an image featured on the stamp, is from a drawing by Charles M. Russell and is the society's emblem.
Designed by Rudolph Wendelin, this stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (January 5, 1961).