If you know a farmer or rancher who should be honored for their efforts in land conservation, now is your chance to nominate him or her for the Leopold Conservation Award. Rancher and California coordinator for the award Karen Sweet explains more.
More than three quarters of the land in the U.S. is in private ownership, but we all have a stake in what happens on privately-owned agricultural land. It affects our air, our water and our nation’s wildlife. Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award Program honors landowners across the U.S. for outstanding voluntary achievement in conservation practices that improve their bottom line and our environment. Our award recipients are ambassadors of natural resources management and its critical importance to the entire community of the United States. This is their story. www.leopoldconservationaward.org