2016 California Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

Are you a California farmer, rancher, or forester committed to sound environmental stewardship? Know someone who is? Sustainable Conservation, Sand County Foundation, and the California Farm Bureau Federation are seeking nominees for the 2016 California Leopold Conservation Award.

Download the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is July 8.

The award recognizes private landowners' commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and land management. It underscores the fact that many 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, air, water, and wildlife.

As in past years, 2016 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 outreach and leadership in their communities. Award judges will evaluate nominees in two categories: nurseries and crops, and livestock.

The grand prize of $10,000 will be presented at the California Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention in December.

Click here for more information about this year’s award and a nomination form, or contact Sustainable Conservation at (415) 977-0380 x317. Read more about past winners and finalists.


This article was adapted from an email from Sustainable Conservation.

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