Grant Lawrence

Land Steward, Shield Ranch

Grant Lawrence serves as Land Steward of the Shield Ranch in Travis County where he supervises Ranch staff and interns, maintains infrastructure and equipment, and implements wildlife and habitat management practices on the Ranch.

From an early age Grant was called to the outdoors, immersing himself in every possible adventure. He followed his passion into adulthood, earning a B.S. in Range and Wildlife Management from Abilene Christian University and later a M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Sul Ross State University with a thesis focused on feral pig poisons.

Grant has worked on private ranches with cow-calf operations, as well as extensive wildlife management operations. In the public sector, he held several internships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and had a brief stint in university research. Grant was drawn to Shield Ranch because of the owners’ conservation-focused approach. He enjoys observing the land’s response to the various land management practices he implements across the Ranch.

Grant resides on the Ranch. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Hailey, and training their Labrador retriever, Pearl. And he’s always ready for new adventures outdoors.