Archive for July 10th, 2009

Rewarding Land Stewards

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration Program

In a state where more than ninety percent of the land is privately owned or managed, it’s essential to recognize and honor the work of private landowners for their achievements in habitat management and wildlife conservation. In Texas we present them with Lone Star Land Steward Awards.

We recognize up to ten winners in each of the eco-regions.

Linda Campbell is program director for private lands and public hunting.

We also recognize a corporate winner and one from our wildlife management associations.

In partnership with the Sand County Foundation, TPWD gives the Leopold Conservation Award to an especially deserving land steward.

And, so we have partnered with them to provide the Leopold Conservation Award in Texas to our overall statewide winner. The Leopold Conservation Award is really our highest recognition in Lone Star Land Steward.

This year’s recipient is the Selah-Bamberger Ranch Preserve. They received $10,000 and the Leopold crystal award.

Eco-region award recipients and the wildlife management association recipient received $1,000 from the Foundation.

That’s our show for today… with 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