- Created on Monday, 25 February 2013 12:07
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Sand County Foundation, in partnership with California Farm Bureau Foundation and Sustainable Conservation, is seeking nominations for the 2013 California Leopold Conservation Award. This award recognizes private landowners’ commitment to environmental stewardship and land management.
The award, named after world-renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, honors the writer’s refection of land conservation when he wrote that the landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.
The California Leopold Conservation Award underscores the fact that many ranchers, farmers and other private landowners are on the front lines of conservation and should be recognized for protecting the environment. So often, voluntary conservation by private landowners provides the most effective, efficient and durable means of protecting land, water and species.
The 2013 finalists will be selected in part based on their commitment to responsible and sustainable land management, the overall health of their land, implementation of innovative practices and dedication to community outreach and leadership. Nominations will be evaluated in two categories: (1) Nurseries & Crops, and (2) Livestock.
The grand prize of $10,000 and a crystal rendering of Aldo Leopold, author of “A Sand County Almanac,” will be presented at California Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in December.
The deadline for nominations is July 12, 2013
For more information and a nomination form, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org or contact Sustainable Conservation at (415) 977-0380. For information about past winners and finalists, visit www.suscon.org/leopoldaward/index.php