Lone Star Land Steward Awards Program

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Austin

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 more than 94 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.

2018 Leopold Conservation Award Winner: Laborcitas Creek Ranch

2018 Ecoregion Award Recipients

Sponsorship opportunities

Past Winners

Lone Star Land Steward Award Winner Videos




Leopold Conservation Award


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Private Lands Program
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744

Winner Selection

Ecoregion Award

Leopold Conservation Award

Special Category Awards


Wildlife Management Association

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 is selected from past ecoregion award winners and will receive:

Special Category Winners