Nominations Sought for Land Use Award

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Nominations are being accepted for the award recognizing Colorado agricultural landowners who demonstrate exceptional stewardship and management of natural resources.

The Leopold Conservation Award celebrates extraordinary achievement in conservation by private landowners who naturally inspire other landowners by example. Sand County Foundation presents the award to private landowners in 21 states. In Colorado, $10,000 is presented to the winner thanks to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, U.S. Department of Agricultural Natural Resources Conservation Service and other sponsors.

Past recipients include Collins Ranch in Kit Carson and Livingston Ranch in Stratton for their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private working land. Landowners may be nominated by others or they may nominate themselves.

Visit for more information. The application deadline is February 1, 2021.