Environmental Stewardship Award
Preserving the land for future generations.
Cattlemen depend on the land and its resources for their livelihood. Therefore, good management demands that they care for the environment for their own welfare as well as for future generations.
Cattlemen, as individuals and as an industry, are actively working to protect and improve the environment because they know environmental stewardship and good business go hand-in-hand.
Cattlemen are good stewards of the Environment.
A recent national independent survey shows:
* 82 percent of cattlemen practice rotational grazing.
* 52 percent of cattlemen have planted trees in the past 25 years.
* 87 percent of cattlemen have land that supports wildlife.
* 63 percent of cattlemen leave strips of grass or legumes for wildlife.
* 86 percent of cattlemen report increases in wildlife populations over the last 10 years.
* 800 million acres of land in the U.S. is grazing land (equal to Alaska, Texas, California, Nevada, Montana and Massachusetts combined.)
The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes cattlemen whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 North Dakota Environmental Stewardship Award.
This year's winner will be recognized at the NDSA Annual Convention Banquet in Minot, Sept. 24, 2016.
The state winner will receive a $250 cash prize and a recognition plaque.
The award winner's application is then forwarded to another competition sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, where it is considered for regional and national awards.
To apply or nominate someone for the 2016 Environmental Stewardshp Award, contact the NDSA at (701) 223-2522.
Past NDSA Environmental Stewardship Award winners:
1994 - McElroy Farms, Jamestown
1995 - Brandt Ranch, Hebron
1996 - X4 Ranch, Amidon
1997 - Bar Z Ranch, Killdeer *
1999 - Tescher Ranch, Beach
2002 - Barenthsen Ranch, Powers Lake *
2003 - Gerald & LuAnn Roise, Powers Lake *
2004 - John & Marie Marshall, Towner
2005 - Gabe & Shelly Brown, Bismarck *
2006 - Dahl Land & Cattle Co., Gackle
2007 - Lynn & Patti Hovde, Alexander *
2008 - Wayne & Karen Gerbig, Amidon
2009 - Keith & Janell Hauck, Forbes
2010 - Terrald & Carol Bang, Killdeer
2011 - Lance & Anissa Gartner, Glen Ullin
2012 - Cal & Julie Hoff and Casey & Candace Hoff of CJ & Company, Richardton
2013 - Oswald Ranch, Wing
2014 - Angle M Cattle Company, Maddock
2015 - Black Leg Ranch, McKenzie *
* Past Region VII winners
Jerry & Renae Doan of McKenzie were recognized as
Environmental Stewardship Award Region VII winners
at the Cattle Industry Convention.