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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

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

San Pedro Ranch Ranch is the recipient of the 2021 Texas Leopold Conservation Award.
Watch the 2021 Awards Ceremony

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

2021 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Jimmie Ruth & Dick Evans

Silver Sponsor

Morgan O’Connor

Winkler Ranch

Bronze Sponsors

4K Ranch & Farm Operations
Birdwell & Clark Ranch
Warren & Dori Blesh
Brown Ranch
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Capital Farm Credit
Glen & Heidi Couchman
C.T. Head Ranch
Dorothy Drummer
East Foundation
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Milton Greeson
King Land and Water Network and LAND Magazines
Lower Colorado River Authority
Oncor Electric
Republic Ranches
Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Texas Wildlife Association
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service