Each year a Utah Rancher is recognized for being great land stewards and awarded the Leopold Conservation Award. This award is given by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with several organizations. The winner receives $10,000 and the Aldo Leopold crystal.
“The health of Utah’s landscape is dependent on hard-working farmers and ranchers across the state who dedicate themselves to ensuring that Utah’s natural resources are in better shape than when they found them,” said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President. “Year after year, the quality of award nominations for the Leopold Conservation Award proves that Utah’s land, water and wildlife are in great hands.”
Below is the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award Winner (UT) — Tavaputs Ranch. Stay tuned for the upcoming 2010 winner, who will be announced later this year.