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Texas Parks and Wildlife recognizes and honors private landowners for habitat management and wildlife conservation with the Lone Star Land Steward Awards Program.
A land steward is just somebody who just manages and takes care of their land. These folks are very committed to conservation, and maintaining healthy lands under their management.
Linda Campbell is program director for private lands and public hunting.
Each year we open the nominations in June, and anybody can nominate a landowner for recognition in Lone Star Land Steward. So we receive nominations through November. Our biologists in each of the eco-regions visit each of the nominees, and then make a recommendation to those that should be awarded the Lone Star Land Steward award for that eco-region.
Biologists visit nominated landowners who have managed their property for a minimum of 5 years, to evaluate their practices.
They talk with the landowner or the manager. They try to evaluate what types of management actions that they are undertaking. They look at their motivations and really what makes them special in terms of taking care of the resources under their control.
Find Lone Star Land Steward nomination forms on the Texas parks and Wildlife website.
Our show receives support from the Wildlife Restoration Program… providing funding for the Private Lands and Public Hunting Program.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti