The Sundstrom family of Russ, Angela and daughter Cheyenne, recipients of the 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award, will host a tour of their ranch on Thursday, June 13.

This event is free of charge at 33260 Brady-Moorefield Road and open to the public.

The tour will begin at the Sundstrom property at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude with a free catered lunch from noon to 1 p.m. To reserve a spot, RSVP to Ashley at anelson@pheasantsforever.org or call 308-850-8395.

The tour will feature many aspects of the Sundstrom’s grazing enterprise and conservation ethic, including high intensity grazing, cedar management, prescribed fire, profit, cost share, wildlife habitat, and long-term sustainability and resilience.

This tour is sponsored by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Pheasants and Quail Forever, Inc., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Loess Canyons Rangeland Alliance, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award is given annually to recipients in several states around the country and was presented to the Sundstroms by Gov. Pete Ricketts in April.

The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners actively committed to a land ethic.

The award is sponsored by The Sand County Foundation, Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska, Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.