TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Leopold Conservation Award application deadline is June 1.
Sand County Foundation and national sponsor American Farmland Trust (AFT) present the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 22 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In Kansas, the $10,000 award is presented by Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK).
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. In his influential 1949 book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.
Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of agricultural and conservation leaders. The application can be found at www.sandcountyfoundation.org/ApplyLCA.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
c/o Dan Meyerhoff
414 Autumn Lane
Hays KS 67601
The Leopold Conservation Award Program in Kansas is made possible thanks to the generous support of AFT; KACD; RTK; Sand County Foundation; Evergy; Farm Credit Associations of Kansas; ITC Great Plains; Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Conservation; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; Kansas Forest Service; McDonald’s; The Nature Conservancy in Kansas; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and a Kansas Leopold Conservation Award recipient.
For more information on the award, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org. Click here to apply: https://www.sandcountyfoundation.org/uploads/2021-CFN-Kansas.pdf?blm_aid=0
— Ranchland Trust of Kansas
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