Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees in Colorado
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Peabody Energy, are seeking nominations for the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.
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"Through this partnership, we have had the pleasure of honoring 10 outstanding agricultural families in Colorado," said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President. "These families are representative of the tremendous conservation work of ranchers and farmers across Colorado, and we look forward to recognizing many more of them through the Leopold Conservation Award."
The Award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Colorado landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources. The Leopold Conservation Award is presented in honor of famed conservationist and author Aldo Leopold who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.
“The relationship between agriculture producers and their land is like no other in the conservation world,” stated Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice-President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. “The combination is greater than the parts. The Leopold Conservation Award allows this story to be told and retold throughout Colorado and the west.” Read more ...
Read about past winners of the Leopold Conservation Award in ColoradoCOLORADO PARTNERS:
SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION
Sand County Foundation is a private, non-profit conservation group dedicated to working with private landowners to improve habitat on their land. Sand County’s mission is to advance the use of ethical and scientifically sound land management practices and partnerships for the benefit of people and their rural landscapes. Sand County Foundation works with private landowners because the majority of the nation’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources are found on private lands. The organization backs local champions, invests in civil society and places incentives before regulation to create solutions that ensure and grow. The organization encourages the exercise of private responsibility in the pursuit of improved land health as an essential alternative to many of the commonly used strategies in modern conservation.
COLORADO CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is the state’s only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado’s beef producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation’s oldest state cattlemen’s association. CCA serves its members by speaking out on behalf of Colorado’s more than 12,000 beef producers.
COLORADO CATTLEMEN’S AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST
Recognizing the need to help Colorado ranchers and farmers protect their agricultural lands, in the face of growing development and economic pressures, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in 1995 formed the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust.PEABODY ENERGY
Peabody Energy's products fuel approximately 10 percent of America's, and 2 percent of the world's electricity. The company serves customers in 21 nations representing more than half of the world's population. Peabody achieves strong productivity and safety results and continues to receive the industry's highest honors for land restoration and environmental stewardship.
The Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado is made possible through the generous support of: