Finalists Announced for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota



PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The names of finalists for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award have been named this week. The announcement of the four award finalists was made yesterday by the Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. The Leopold Conservation Award was named in honor of world-renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold. $10,000 and a Leopold crystal are given out each year in eight states to private landowners who practice responsible land stewardship and management. The 2012 finalists are the Arneson family of Perkins County, Gary and Amy Cammack of Meade County, Ray and Linda Gilbert of Harding County and Jim and Karen Kopriva of Clark County. The Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be announced later this month and formally recognized November 28 at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention in Pierre.

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