The Nebraska Cattlemen, in partnering with Sand County Foundation and Cargill, is seeking nominations for the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes Nebraska landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and use sustainable management when working with the natural resources that are in their care.
The winner of the award will receive an Aldo Leopold crystal and a check for $10,000.
The Leopold Conservation Award is presented in honor of conservationist and author Aldo Leopold, who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.
The Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska is possible through the support of: Cargill, Farm Credit Services of America, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Land Trust, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, Sandhills Task Force, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be announced April 18 and presented at the Nebraska Cattlemenís Annual Convention in Kearney in December.
Landowners may nominate themselves or others. Nominations are also welcome from groups or organizations. The nomination deadline is March 3.
For the application/ nomination form, visit www.nebraskacattlemen.org or contact Kristen Hassebrook at 402.475.2333.