Application Deadline Nears for California Leopold Conservation Award

Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are encouraging applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award. The award honors California farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who demonstrate outstanding natural resources stewardship and practice conservation leadership and outreach. Applications must be postmarked by July 10, 2015. The Leopold Conservation Award is given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, he called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage. The competitive award recognizes landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. It consists of a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold and $10,000. The 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award will be presented December 5 at the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Reno. For award and application information, please visit <more>

June 4, 2015 Ag Web