Celebrating 27 Years of Private Land Stewardship

Lone Star Land Steward Awards

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Austin

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

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.

  • Learn more about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards program here.
  • Learn more about Underwriting Opportunities here.
  • Access the online Underwriting form here.
  • See details about the 2022 Lone Star Land Steward Awards here.

Leopold Conservation Award for Texas Presented by Sand County Foundation

2023 Underwriters

Presenting Underwriter

Gold Underwriters

Jimmie Ruth and Dick Evans

Blair and Joseph Fitzsimons

Spencer Foundation

Silver Underwriters

Kathie & Ed Cox, Jr.

Lavaca Rio Ranch / Tres Bahias

Bronze Underwriters

Birdwell & Clark Ranch
The Boggy Slough Conservation Area
The Brown Ranch
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Colorado River Land Trust
Conservation Equity Partners LLC
Dr. & Mrs. Glen Couchman
Dan & Shirly Butler
Dorothy Drummer & Associates
Dunn O’Connor Land & Cattle Co. LLC
East Foundation
Eric Walsh
Hal & Amy Zesch
Jeanne and Bob Latimer Family
Jim and Lois Kolkhorst
Laborcitas Creek Ranch LP
Lower Colorado River Authority
MT7 Ranch – Mary and Mike Terry
Nelson J. Roach, Couch Mountain
Pigfoot Ranch
Private Lands Advisory Committee
Republic Ranches LLC
Ruthie Russell & Sycamore Springs Ranch
San Antonio River Authority
Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
Simms Creek WMA
Spicewood Ranch
Stuart and Keleigh Sasser
Temple Boggy Slough LLC
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M University Kingsville Foundation
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Texas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas Wildlife Association
Three Mile Creek Ranch
USDA National Resources Conservation Service
Wildlife Consultants LLC
Wildlife Habitat Federation