New Leopold Conservation Award® program seeks nominees
The NDSA has teamed up with the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts and the Sand County Foundation to present the Leopold Conservation Award Program in North Dakota. Applications are now being accepted.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders.
The award will be presented for the first time to a North Dakota farmer, rancher or other private landowner who exemplifies voluntary, responsible stewardship and management of natural resources. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold.
“The award and the North Dakotans who will receive it are the best way to tell the important story about conservation on working lands,” said Sand County Foundation President Kevin McAleese.
The inaugural award will be presented on Nov. 21 at the North Dakota Association of Soil and Conservation Districts Convention.
Application information can be found at www.ndstockmen.org or www.leopoldconservationaward.org. Applications must be postmarked by Sept.15 and mailed to the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, PO Box 325, Mandan, ND 58554.