Applications for the Leopold Award are due in February 27, 2017. Finalists and recipient will be announced in March. For complete application information, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.
In partnership with the Sand County Foundation, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, Tri-State Generation and Transmission and American AgCredit; Colorado Cattlemen's Association presents the Leopold Conservation Award. The Leopold Conservation Award winner receives an Aldo Leopold crystal and a check for $10,000. The award is presented annually in eight states to private landowners who practice responsible land stewardship and management.
The Leopold Conservation Award inspires other landowners and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”
Award applicants are judged based on their demonstration of improved resource conditions, innovation, long-term commitment to stewardship, sustained economic viability, community and civic leadership, and multiple use benefits.
If you, or someone you know, is a Colorado landowner who is committed to land management practices that increase conservation, we invite your application for the Leopold Conservation Award.
Please provide the following information:
Nominee: Name, address, phone, email, website, type of agricultural operation
Nominator (if different): Name, address, phone, email
Each response must be clearly numbered and limited to 1,000 words. Nominations must be
typed on 8 ½ X 11 inch paper. Please paper clip/binder clip (do not staple) your document, for copying purposes. If you wish, include supporting materials (news clippings, photos, maps, etc.) Do not send DVDs or videos. Please indicate if you would like the materials returned.
Where applicable, indicate the local, state and federal agencies and partner organizations
involved with the nominee’s conservation practices.
Applications must address the following items:
Please sign and submit the following statements with the application.
All materials must be mailed to:
Leopold Conservation Award
c/o Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
8833 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002-2239
Past Leopold Conservation Award Winners from Colorado:
2016 Stacked Lazy 3 Ranch- Keven and Sandi Turecek
2015 Flying Diamond Ranch - Scott and Jean Johnson
2014 Walker Ranch - Gary and Georgia Walker
2013 Visintainer Sheep Co. - Dean and Gary Visintainer
2012 Wineinger-Davis Ranch – Russell and Tricia Davis
2011 Pipe Springs Ranch – McEndree Family
2010 Stanko Ranch – Jim and Jo Stanko
2009 Mesa de Maya Ranch – John and Carolyn Doherty
2008 Coleman Ranches – Jim and Frances Coleman, Tim and Teddi Coleman
2007 San Isabel Ranch – Bet Kettle, Mike and Sara Shields
2006 Bohart Ranch – Dick and Sandra Tanner
2005 McNeil Ranch – Mike and Cathy McNeil
2004 Rusk Hereford Ranch – Randy and Claricy Rusk
2003 Capps Ranch - Frankie and Sue Menegatti
The Colorado award is sponsored by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assoc., American AgCredit, DuPont Pioneer, The Mosaic Company and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.