Finalists announced for the 2010 Utah Leopold Conservation Award

Oct 8, 2010
by WLJ

Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, and Western AgCredit are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award.

“The health of Utah’s landscape is dependent on hard-working farmers and ranchers who are dedicated to ensuring that Utah’s land, water and wildlife are in better shape than when they found them,” said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation president.

The Leopold Conservation Award, named in honor of world-renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, is comprised of $10,000 and a Leopold crystal. The award is presented annually in eight states to private land owners who practice responsible land stewardship and management.

The 2010 finalists, listed alphabetically, are: Karl and Raymond Heaton, Kane County; Osuthorpe Family, Red Pine Land and Livestock, Summit County; Dennis Stowell, Iron County; Tanner Family, Della Ranches, Box Elder County.

The finalists will be formally recognized at the Utah Association of Conservation Districts Annual Convention Nov. 10 in Layton. The Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be announced Nov. 18 at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Layton.

For more information, please visit www.leopoldcon or contact Matt Hargreaves, 801/233-3003, matt.har — WLJ