Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

PIERRE, SD – Know a South Dakota rancher, farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®.

Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for conservation of private land, presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 14 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation.

In South Dakota, the $10,000 award is presented with the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. The 2018 recipient of the award was Cammack Ranch of Union Center.

The application deadline date is March 4, 2019. Applications must be mailed to:

Leopold Conservation Award

c/o South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association

116 N. Euclid, Suite C

Pierre, SD 57501

Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves. Selected recipients must be available for an Earth Day announcement, summer video production and tour, and fall award presentation.

The Leopold Conservation Award Program in South Dakota made possible thanks to the generous support of First Dakota National Bank, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, SD

–South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association