A husband and wife ranching couple from northcentral Montana received the Montana Leopold Conservation Award. The honor recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land.
Craig and Conni French own and operate C Lazy J Livestock near Malta. They collaborate with federal and state agencies, non-profits and other ranchers to achieve conservation success while looking after the land and raising livestock.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is among a number of sponsors of the Montana Leopold Conservation Award.
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(Video source: Sand County Foundation)