Leopold Conservation Award families, some for many generations, have been living on, working at, and enhancing attractive landscapes. These landowners provide food and fiber to our nation while delivering an array of environmental benefits that go largely unnoticed by the public: clean water, open space, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
The annual Year In Review features the families whom Sand County Foundation, along with our in-state partners, had the pleasure of meeting and honoring. They are strong, charismatic, humble, and dedicated people who have made difficult decisions to manage their land so they are both economically and environmentally successful. We respect them for using a land ethic as their guide toward improved agricultural decision-making.
Prepare to be inspired as you read the conservation success stories of these families!