Leopold Conservation Award seeks Utah nominees

Mar 12, 2010
by WLJ
Leopold Conservation Award seeks Utah nominees

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Utah Cattlemen’s Association and Western Ag Credit, seeks nominations for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award in Utah.

The award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources.

The Leopold Conservation Award is presented in honor of renowned conservationist and author Aldo Leopold who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.

“The health of Utah’s landscape is dependent on hard-working farmers and ranchers across the state who dedicate themselves to ensuring that Utah’s natural resources are in better shape than when they found them,” said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation president. “Year after year, the quality of award nominations for the Leopold Conservation Award proves that Utah’s land, water and wildlife are in great hands.”

The 2009 award recipient was Butch and Jeanie Jensen’s Tavaputs Ranch in Carbon County.

The Leopold Conservation Award will be presented at the Utah Farm Bureau’s convention in November in Layton, UT.

The nomination deadline is July 28, 2010. For more information, visit www.leo poldconservationaward.org, or contact Matt Hargreaves, 801/233-3003, or by e-mail at: matt.hargreaves@fbfs. com. — WLJ