In an effort to recognize good stewards of “Glenn County” land, Glenn County RCD is now accepting nominations for the Conservationist of the Year Award. This annual award is presented to a landowner or land manager for their efforts in utilizing responsible and sustainable land management practices, incorporating the values of economics, innovative and creative thinking, consideration of overall resource health, and community outreach and education “leadership” they provide in Glenn County. Past honorees include: 2013-the Schuller Family; 2012-No Nominations received; 2011-Mike and Kathy Landini, The Divide Ranch; 2010-Mike Vereschagin, Vereschagin Farms, Inc.; 2008-Greg Massa and Family, Massa Organics; 2007-The Baker Family; 2006-Carriere & Sons; 2003-Vern Taylor; 2002-Anji Martin and John Garner; 2001-Chet Vogt. Only you can decide who will be the 2014 Conservationist of the Year! Submit your nomination today!

Nominations must answer the following questions and be submitted to the Glenn County RCD by October 31st:

1. Describe the nominee’s approach to land and resource management and how it may have changed over the years.
2. Describe the nominee’s efforts in conservation and how they have contributed to a healthy landscape in Glenn County.
3. Describe how the nominee has increased efficiency and/or is working towards long-term sustainability and conservation in the RCD’s priority areas:
    a. Water Resources (water quality, quantity, surface, sub-surface)
    b. Loss of Ag Land & Urban Encroachment
    c. Range Management
    d. Weed Control (invasive species)
    e. Loss of Habitat
    f. Air Quality
    g. Alternative Energy
    h. Education of Natural Resources
4. Describe other relevant factors that would highlight their dedication and efforts to conserve our natural resources.

The Glenn County RCD Board of Directors, Associate-Directors and Staff look forward to providing this opportunity to recognize a deserving candidate. Our resources in Glenn County are important and impact the livelihood of many in this county. Therefore, it is an honor to accept and read each nomination that is received. Please provide your input on who is deserving of this award. Help us recognize their conservation efforts!

The deadline for nominations is October 31st. Submit nominations in written form, maximum 2 pages, to: Glenn County RCD, ATTN: Kandi Manhart, 132 North Enright Avenue, Suite C, Willows, CA 95988 or email or fax (530) 934-8667.

For additional information contact Kandi Manhart, Executive Officer at (530) 934-4601 x5.


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