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Landowner of Year nominations sought PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking nominations for the Wildlife Landowner of the Year Award given out annually to recognize outstanding contributions made by private landowners who provide wildlife habitat and public access for fishing and hunting.

The recipient will be honored with an awards ceremony and banquet in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in January. The winner will also be recognized during the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. Nominations for the award must be submitted by Dec. 20.

“More than four of every 10 acres in Colorado is in agricultural production,” said Ken Morgan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Private Lands Program manager. “The management and stewardship of important habitat by farming and ranching families through the generations has been vital to supporting the remarkable wildlife abundance that many Coloradans take for granted today.”

The first Wildlife Landowner of the Year Award was handed out in 1982 as a part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Landowner Recognition Program. The program highlights the role of private land management and recognizes landowners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in wildlife conservation and sound management principles.

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Holyoke Enterprise November 21, 2013