Leopold Conservation Award Open for Nominations in Several States

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes landowners who inspire others with their dedication to environmental improvement. It honors farmers and forestland owners who go above and beyond in their management of soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on working land. Sand County Foundation and national sponsor American Farmland Trust present the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 27 states, with local sponsors joining in at the state level. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may apply themselves. Application deadlines vary by state; states where applications are currently open include Kentucky (due March 31, 2024) and Illinois (due May 1, 2024.)