Ranchland Trust of Kansas, Sand County Foundation and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) are accepting applications until June 1 for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources. Applications for the award must be postmarked by June 1, 2018 and mailed to KACD c/o Dan Meyerhoff, 414 Autumn Lane, Hays, KS 67601. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves. The award will be presented on November 19, 2018 at the KACD Annual Convention in Wichita. For application information, please visit

The Leopold Conservation Award Program in Kansas is made possible thanks to the generous support of Clean Line Energy Partners, Ducks Unlimited, ITC Great Plains, Westar Energy, The Nature Conservancy, Kansas Forest Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Kansas.

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