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Leopold award entries due

posted: July 16. 2018 07:50a CST

Wisconsin farmers, ranchers or foresters who go above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources can now be nominated for the 2018 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award.

Sand County Foundation, a leading voice for private land conservation, presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 13 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. 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 Wisconsin, the $10,000 award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.

Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves. The application can be found at https://​​uploads/​WI-2018-CFN-Hi-res.pdf.

Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 4 and mailed to Leopold Conservation Award, c/​o Sand County Foundation, 131 W. Wilson St., Suite 610, Madison, WI 53711.

Finalists will be announced this fall. The award will be presented at the Farm Bureau annual meeting in December.

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