Cattlemen depend on the land and its resources for their livelihood. Therefore, good management demands that they care for the environment for their own welfare as well as for future generations.
 
An independent survey shows:
82% of cattlemen practice rotational grazing.
52% of cattlemen have planted trees in the past 25 years.
87% of cattlemen have land that supports wildlife.
63% of cattlemen leave strips of grass or legumes for wildlife.
86% of cattlemen report increased in wildlife populations over the last 10 years
800 million acres of land in the U.S. is grazing land (equal to Alaska, Texas, California, Nevada, Montana and Massachusetts combined.)
 
The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes cattlemen and women whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability.
 
State winners selected by the North Dakota Stockmen's Association advance to the regional and national levels. 
 
Winners are recognized at the Stockmen's Association's annual convention banquet and a $250 cash prize.
 
 
Past NDSA Environmental Stewardship Award winners:
 
1994 - McElroy Farms, Jamestown
1995 - Brandt Ranch, Hebron
1996 - X4 Ranch, Amidon
1997 - Bar Z Ranch, Killdeer *
1999 - Tescher Ranch, Beach
2002 - Barenthsen Ranch, Powers Lake *
2003 - Gerald & LuAnn Roise, Powers Lake *
2004 - John & Marie Marshall, Towner
2005 - Gabe & Shelly Brown, Bismarck *
2006 - Dahl Land & Cattle Co., Gackle
2007 - Lynn & Patti Hovde, Alexander *
2008 - Wayne & Karen Gerbig, Amidon
2009 - Keith & Janell Hauck, Forbes
2010 - Terrald & Carol Bang, Killdeer
2011 - Lance & Anissa Gartner, Glen Ullin
2012 - Cal & Julie Hoff and Casey & Candace Hoff of CJ & Company, Richardton
2013 - Oswald Ranch, Wing
2014 - Angle M Cattle Company, Maddock
2015 - Black Leg Ranch, McKenzie *
2016 - Feiring Cattle Company, Beach
2017 - LeMoine & Clarice Hartel, Watford City
 
* Past Region VII winners
 

 

 

 

 

 

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