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Al Montna

Putting a Price on Rice Fields: a habitat ducks can’t live without

Valuing ecosystem services has been notoriously difficult for portions of the conservation community that believe putting a price tag on nature will enhance our decision-making about natural resource management. When facing a decision between, say, building a new highway with quantifiable economic benefit or protecting a wetland whose value is unknown, the highway is more […]

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Stowell family

Stowell family receives statewide conservation award in Utah

Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association presented H.A. Farms with the Leopold Conservation Award.

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Dick & Kim Cates

Leopold Conservation Award recipient announced in Wisconsin

Cates Family named the recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award, honoring Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship of natural resources.

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Breitenmoser Farm

Finalists announced for Wisconsin’s Leopold Conservation Award

Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation are proud to announce the finalists for Wisconsin’s Leopold Conservation Award.

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Custer Ride at Padlock Ranch in Wyoming

Environmental Stewardship Award finalists announced

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) selected seven beef producers across the nation as finalists for the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award, now in its 23rd year was created by the NCBA “to recognize beef producers who make environmental stewardship a priority on their farms and ranches while they also improve production and profitability.” […]

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Wildlife overpass in Canada's Banff National Park

Redefining wildlife corridors

As transportation infrastructure expands it starts to interfere with wildlife habitat, preventing the animals from getting from one area to the next, causing issues for the animals, as well as humans. For instance, Canada’s Trans-Canada Highway, which carries 25,000 to 30,000 vehicles on an average summer day, runs through Banff National Park. One particular section […]

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