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Leopold Conservation award seeks nominees

Colorado Cattlemen's Association

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Agricultural Land Trust, seeks nominations for the 2008 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.

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.

“We presented our first ever Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado in 2003, and the nominees each year have continued to be exceptionally strong,” said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President. “We expect this year to be no different, which is a fantastic testament to Colorado landowners’ commitment to conservation and agriculture.”

The Leopold Conservation Award will be presented at the Colorado Cattlemen’s/ Colorado CattleWomen/ Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Annual Convention, on Monday, June 9, 2008, in Colorado Springs.

The nomination deadline is March 14, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.leopoldconservationaward.org, or contact Traci Eatherton at traci@coloradocattle.org or 303-431-6422.

About the Sand County Foundation

Sand County Foundation is a private, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to working with private landowners to improve habitat on their land. In the spirit of Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, the Foundation encourages the exercise of private responsibility in the pursuit of improved land health. http://www.sandcounty.net.