Named in honor of Aldo Leopold, Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award makes an impact by publicly recognizing extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners representing millions of acres, and influences the general public’s understanding of the importance of private working land in conservation.

The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Governor Greg Gianforte's Office and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Rangeland Resources Committee.

Annual finalists receive $10,000 cash and a commemorative crystal award. 

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Barney Creek

2022 Award | Watch Video 

Barney Creek Livestock | Livingston, MT  

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle and Guest Range

2021 Award | Watch Video 

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle and Guest Ranch | Townsend, MT  

C Lazy J Livestock

2020 Award | Watch Video 

C Lazy J Livestock | Malta, MT  

Milton Range

2019 Award | Watch Video 

Milton Ranch | Roundup, MT