Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Leopold Conservation Award Call for Applications

In his influential book, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage. The development of a land ethic was, he wrote, “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.” A land ethic is alive and well today in the thousands of American farmers, ranchers, and foresters who do well by their land and do well for their land.

Sand County Foundation proudly presents its Leopold Conservation Award to a private landowner who exemplifies the spirit of this emerging land ethic — an individual or a family who translates their deep abiding love for the land into responsible stewardship and management.

In Wisconsin, Sand County Foundation presents the Leopold Conservation Award in partnership with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. The Leopold Conservation Award recipient receives an Aldo Leopold crystal and $10,000.

Leopold Conservation Awards recognize extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation, inspire other landowners through their example, and help the general
public understand the vital role private landowners can and do play in conservation success.

If you, or someone you know, is a Wisconsin landowner who is committed to land management practices that increase conservation, we invite your application for the Leopold Conservation Award. The application deadline is August 5, 2019.

To apply, click here.

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