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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.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is the recipient of the 2022 Texas Leopold Conservation Award.
Watch the 2022 Leopold Conservation Award Winner Video

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

2022 Underwriters

Presenting Underwriter

Gold Underwriters

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Cox, Jr.

Jimmie Ruth and Dick Evans

Silver Underwriters

Matt and Peggy Winkler

Bronze Underwriters

4K Land and Cattle Co.
Alum Creek Wildlife Management Association
The Bamberger Foundation
Birdwell & Clark Ranch
Warren and Dori Blesh
The Brown Ranch
Danny and Shirley Butler
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Capital Farm Credit
Colorado River Land Trust
Conservation Equity Partners LLC
Glen and Heidi Couchman
David S. Crow
Dorothy Drummer & Associates
Dunn O’Connor Land & Cattle Co. LLC
East Foundation
Harkins Ranch
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelsey
Jeanne and Bob Latimer
Oncor Electric Delivery
Republic Ranches LLC
Nelson J. Roach
San Antonio River Authority
Simms Creek Wildlife Association
Simon and Louise Henderson Foundation
Spicewood Ranch & Chris Harte
Sycamore Canyon Ranch
Three Mile Creek Ranch
T.L.L. Temple Foundation
Ellen C. Temple
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Texas State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas Tech University Center at Junction Llano River Field Station
Texas Wildlife Association
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Wildlife Consultants, LLC
David Yeates