Conservation award seeks nominees

    Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award®, honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.
    Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for conservation of private land, presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 14 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In Colorado, the $10,000 award is presented with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.
    Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes landowners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. In his influential 1949 book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.

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