Lone Star Land Steward Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Private Land Conservation. Established in 1996, the annual Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognizes and honors private landowners in Texas for their contributions to natural resource conservation and management.

See past honorees from the event.

Private landowners are the key to effective habitat management in Texas, since more than 95 percent of Texas is privately-owned or operated. The Lone Star Land Steward Awards program recognizes and honors private landowners for their accomplishments in land, water and wildlife stewardship. The program is designed to educate landowners and the public and to encourage participation in habitat conservation.

On Thursday, May 17, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will recognize landowners for their contributions to natural resource conservation and management. This awards program has grown to be one of the most prestigious landowner awards in Texas. Learn more about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards…

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Leopold Conservation Award for Texas
Presented by Sand County Foundation

Sand County Foundation


2018 Sponsors

Thank you to the 2018 Sponsors of the Lone Star Land Steward Awards Program.


Presenting Sponsor



Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Eagle DistributorsDallas Safari ClubDallas Safari Club

Winker Ranch

Silver Level Sponsors

US Fish and WildlifeLCRC – Creekside Conservation ProgramColorado River Land TrustHillCo PartnersWexford OC

Ruth Bowman Russell


Bronze Level Sponsors

4K Land and Cattle Co. | Warren & Dori Blesh | Brown Ranch | Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute | Capital Farm Credit | Creekside Veterinary Service | Dorothy Drummer & Associates | East Foundation | Nancy and Neva Hughes | H. Yturria Land and Cattle Co. | Ann & Tom Kelsey | Jim & Senator Lois Kolhorst | | Land of America & LAND Magazines | Lavaca Rio Ranch | Llano Springs Ranch, Ltd. | MT7 Ranch | Kasey Mock and the Mock Ranches Group | National Wild Turkey Federation – Texas State Chapter | Oncor Electric Delivery | Paloverde Ranch Partners | Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever | Republic Ranches | San Antonio River Authority | Sarco Creek Ranch | Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve Foundation | Simms Creek Wildlife Association | Solana Ranch Michaux Holdings | Ellen C. Temple | Texas A&M Forest Service | Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute & Texas Water Resources Institute | Texas Agricultural Land Trust | Texas Farm Bureau | Texas Land Trust Council | Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board | Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association | Texas Tech University Center at Junction Llano River Field Station | Texas Wildlife Association | Trinity River Authority of Texas | USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service | Wildlife Consultants, LLC. | Wright Double “J” Ranch

See our 2017 sponsors