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Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees in Nebraska

Sand County Foundation, Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill and the Nebraska Environmental Trust are accepting applications for the Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. The $10,000 award honors Nebraska farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2016, and mailed to Leopold Conservation Award, c/o Nebraska Cattlemen, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 101, Lincoln, Nebraska 68505. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves.

For application information, please visit http://www.leopoldconservationaward.org.

The Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska is possible thanks to generous contributions from: Cargill, Farm Credit Services of America, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska Cattlemen, Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, Sandhills Task Force, The Nature Conservancy, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assoc., World Wildlife Fund, DuPont Pioneer and The Mosaic Company.

–Nebraska Catttlemen