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The Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognize and honor private landowners for their accomplishments in habitat management and wildlife conservation.

Killam Duval County Ranch near Freer in South Texas is the recipient of the 2019 Texas Leopold Conservation Award.
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Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognizes private landowners in Texas for their exemplary contributions to land, water, and wildlife stewardship. With 95% of the land in Texas under private ownership, the conservation and stewardship efforts of landowners are of vital importance to all Texans.  We believe that celebrating the proud legacy, culture, and heritage of stewardship in our state is of equal importance.

Funding from the Lone Star Land Steward Awards supports TPWD’s Private Lands Program. This program enables TPWD field staff and partners to strategically apply habitat conservation on private lands making a real and lasting impact on the conservation of Texas’ lands, waters, and wildlife.

Leopold Conservation Award for Texas Presented by Sand County Foundation


Sand County Foundation

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

The Perry R. Bass II Foundation

The Winkler Ranch

Silver Sponsor

Mary and Mike Terry

Bronze Sponsors

4K Land and Cattle Company
Birdwell and Clark Ranch
The Brown Ranch
Danny and Shirley Butler
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Capital Farm Credit
Dixon Water Foundation
Dorothy Drummer & Associates
East Foundation
Dick and Jimmie Ruth Evans
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Harkins Ranch
Nancy White Hughes
Neva Hughes
Laborcitas Creek Ranch
Land of America & LAND Magazines
Llano Springs Ranch
Mills County State Bank
Kasey Mock & The Mock Ranches Group
National Wild Turkey Federation
Kim and Richard Nunley
Oncor Electric Delivery
Quail Forever
Republic Ranches
RRR Ranch, Warren and Dori Blesh
San Antonio River Authority
Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association
Spicewood Ranch, Christopher M. Harte
Solano Ranch Michaux Holdings
Sycamore Canyon Ranch, The Russell Family
Ellen C. Temple
Texas A&M University Forest Service
Texas A&M University Natural Resources Institute
Texas Agriculture Land Trust
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Texas Tech University Center at Junction Llano River Field Station
Texas Wildlife Association
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
Wildlife Consultants, LLC
Wright Double “J” Ranch, Cathy and James Wright