The following is a press release from the WY Stock Growers Association:
CHEYENNE – Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming. The award is given by Sand County Foundation, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Peabody Energy.
“Each past recipient of this award is an exceptional land steward, but they aren’t the only landowners in Wyoming doing outstanding work for natural resources,” Sand County Foundation President Dr. Brent Haglund said. “We look forward to meeting and honoring more innovative ranching families who are committed to the enhancement of Wyoming’s landscape.”
The $10,000 award, which is presented as the most prestigious award within the WSGA’s Environmental Stewardship Program, recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources. The Leopold Conservation Award is presented in honor of famed conservationist and author Aldo Leopold, who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.
“The WSGA Environmental Stewardship Program has recognized the careful management of our natural resources by Wyoming’s ranchers since 1996,” WSGA Executive Vice President Jim Magagna said. “Each year WSGA and our partners look forward to honoring more landowners for the contribution they make to our state’s economy, environment and culture.”
The Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming is sponsored by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Peabody Energy, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Monaghan Foundation and Farm Credit.
The deadline for nominations is July 12, 2013. For more information please visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.
About the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. We promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef.
Learn more at www.wysga.org or call 307-638-3942.
About Sand County Foundation
Sand County Foundation is a private, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to working with private landowners to improve habitat on their land. In the spirit of Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, the Foundation encourages the exercise of private responsibility in the pursuit of improved land health.
About Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is a leading North American energy company that produces approximately 4.4 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent per day. More than 80 percent of which is natural gas. The organization strives to be a trusted community contributor and is committed to benchmark practices in safety and environmental stewardship, ethical business conduct, and community responsibility.
About Peabody Energy
Peabody Energy's products fuel approximately 10 percent of America's, and 2 percent of the world's electricity. The company serves customers in 21 nations representing more than half of the world's population. Peabody achieves strong productivity and safety results and continues to receive the industry's highest honors for land restoration and environmental stewardship.
Source: Wyoming Stock Growers Association
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