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Montana Seeking Nominations for Leopold Conservation Award

Governor Steve Bullock and the State of Montana are seeking nominations for the Montana Leopold Conservation Award, an award recognizing voluntary conservation work by agriculture producers and landowners. “Too often we take for granted the remarkable contributions our state’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners make to help sustain the landscapes and values we care deeply about as Montanans,“ said Bullock. “I am delighted to partner with the Sand County Foundation to bring the Leopold Award to Montana to recognize a few of our exceptional working lands leaders and I look forward to their stories inspiring neighbors and generations to come with an ethic of thoughtful management and environmental stewardship.“ In Montana, the Governor’s Office, Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Rangeland Resources Committee will join the Sand County Foundation to present the $10,000 award to the first recipient from Montana later this year. Applications for the first Montana Leopold Conservation Award are now being accepted. The application may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may apply themselves. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is among a large group of organizations supporting the Montana Leopold Conservation Award.

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