North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition

Leopold Conservation Award

In North Dakota, Sand County Foundation presents the Leopold Conservation Award in partnership with American Farmland Trust, and state partners: North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts. The Leopold Conservation Award recipient receives $10,000 and a crystal award.


North Dakota Leopold Award® Winners

Congratulations to Spring Valley Ranch, who was named the 2022 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award® winner.

​Previous winners:

2021 - Sand Ranch - Ellendale

2020 - Dockter-Jensen Ranch, Denhoff

2019 - Gene and Christine Goven, Turtle Lake

2018 - Jeremy and Sarah Wilson, Jamestown

2017 - Ken and Bonnie Miller, Fort Rice

2016 - Jerry and Renae Doan, McKenzie

Thank You to the Sponsors

Sand County Foundation
North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition
American Farmland Trust
North Dakota Stockmen's Association

North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts

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