Leopold Conservation Award Program - Colorado 2005

Colorado 2005 McNeil Ranch Monte Vista, CO Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

The McNeil’s pioneering work in the San Luis Valley on cooperative water usage regimes, alternative calving seasons, more economical haying methods, and organic certification of their ranch earned them state and national conservation awards. The McNeils founded the Rock Creek Heritage Project working to conserve 15,000 acres of ranch lands adjoining Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, and serve in numerous community leadership roles. They have been intricately involved in making their own operation better, sharing skills with other ranchers, and initiating community-driven conservation projects. 

Colorado Partners

Colorado Sponsors

Platinum Level
Stanko Ranch
Gold Level
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