Nominations open for $10k New Mexico Leopold Conservation Award

Announced by its sponsoring foundations, nominations opened this month for the 2022 New Mexico Leopold Conservation Award. Those who know of a New Mexico farmer, rancher, or forestland owner “who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources” are encouraged to submit a nominee.

According to the Sand County Foundation, those who receive the award are given $10,000 and a feature in a professional video recording the conservation success found on their land.

“Recipients of this award are real-life examples of conservation-minded agriculture,” said Sand County Foundation President and CEO Kevin McAleese, “These hard-working families are essential to our environment, food system, and rural economy.”