Lone Star Land Steward Awards Program

Celebrating Excellence in Private Land Conservation. Established in 1996, the annual Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognizes and honors private landowners in Texas for their contributions to natural resource conservation and management.

Private landowners are the key to effective habitat management in Texas, since 95 percent of Texas is privately-owned or operated. The Lone Star Land Steward Awards program recognizes and honors private landowners for their accomplishments in habitat management and wildlife conservation. The program is designed to educate landowners and the public and to encourage participation in habitat conservation.

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Objectives

To recognize private landowners for excellence in habitat management and wildlife conservation on their land.

To publicize the best examples of sound natural resource management practices.

To encourage youth education and participation in promoting responsible habitat management and improved ecosystem health.

To promote long-term conservation of unique natural and cultural resources.

To promote ecosystem awareness and acknowledge the best conservation practices in the ecological regions of Texas.

To enhance relationships between private landowners and Texas' natural resource agencies.

To illustrate the important role of Texas' private landowners in the future of our natural resources.

Participants

Eligibility

Leopold Conservation Award

Nominations

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Executive Director
c/o Justin Dreibelbis, PLPH Program Director

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744
or
Justin.Dreibelbis@tpwd.texas.gov

Winner Selection

Ecoregion Award

Leopold Conservation Award

Special Category Awards

These special categories allow an opportunity for those individuals and organizations that do not fit the mold of a traditional ecoregion nominee to be recognized for their exemplary private land stewardship efforts. Special categories considered for recognition are:

Award Recognition

Ecoregion Award Winners

The Ecoregion Award winner from each ecoregion will receive:

Leopold Conservation Award Winners

The Leopold Conservation Award is presented to the overall winner of the Lone Star Land Steward Awards Recognition Program. The Leopold Conservation Award winner will receive:

Special Category Winners