Montana Environmental Stewardship Award

Apr 5, 2013
by WLJ

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is seeking nominations of Montana ranches for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award. Each year, MSGA honors a Montana ranch that exemplifies environmental stewardship and demonstrates a commitment toward improved sustainability within the beef industry. This award recognizes Montana ranchers who are at the forefront in conservation and stewardship and are willing to serve as examples for other ranchers.

“Montana ranchers take great pride in caring for the natural resources that help make Montana such a great state to live in,” said Ariel Overstreet, MSGA director of communications. “We are asking people to get involved in helping us select a ranch that really goes above and beyond when it comes to environmental stewardship and conservation in their local area.”

People wishing to make a nomination are asked to fill out a short nomination form and return it to the MSGA office by May 28. Ranches may be nominated by anyone, including themselves.

The ranch must be a member of MSGA. The nominations will be evaluated by a committee which will include MSGA directors and past Montana, Regional and National Environmental Stewardship Award winners. The winner will be announced by press release in June, and will be formally honored at MSGA’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Billings, Dec. 12-14 at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana. MSGA staff will work with the winner to prepare their application for the Regional and National Award competition, which is typically due in late February/early March of the following year.

To learn more, visit, or contact Ariel Overstreet at ariel@ or 406/442-3420. — WLJ