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Nominations being accepted for the Leopold Conservation Award

Recognition to landowner for exemplary conservation with $10,000 award:


Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes landowners who inspire others with their dedication to soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on private, working land. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.


Nominations for the Leopold Conservation Award may be submitted on behalf of a landowner in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Landowners may also nominate themselves. The application can be found at


The application deadline date is July 15, 2021. Applications can be emailed to


Finally, the program builds bridges between agriculture, government, environmental organizations, industry, and academia to advance the cause of private lands conservation. Watch this video to learn more about the Leopold Conservation Award.