Nominees sought for Leopold award

University of Missouri Extension and partners will hold a free forest and wildlife management workshop Sept. 9 at the property of Bill and Margie Haag in Portland, Missouri. (Photo courtesy of Brian Schweiss.)

A $10,000 award program that celebrates voluntary conservation efforts on farms, ranches and forestland is coming to Minnesota.

The Leopold Conservation Award honors farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who have gone above and beyond in their management of soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on working land.

Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may apply themselves. The application can be found at

The application deadline is July 1. Applications must be emailed to [email protected].