Nominations for the prestigious Montana Leopold Conservation Award, an award recognizing voluntary conservation work by agriculture producers and landowners, is July 1. In Montana, the Governor’s Office, Department of Agriculture, and 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. The application may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may apply themselves. The application form is available on the Sand County Foundation website. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is among a large group of organizations supporting the Montana Leopold Conservation Award.