July 12 is the deadline to nominate California farmers and ranchers for the annual Aldo Leopold Award.
The $10,000 prize is named for the late Aldo Leopold, whose 1949 book, "A Sand County Almanac," helped inspire the environmental movement.
It will be presented at the December annual meeting of the California Farm Bureau Federation.
It sponsors the award with the Sand County Foundation, based in Wisconsin, and Sustainable Conservation. Nominations can be sent to Sustainable Conservation, 98 Battery St., Suite 302, San Francisco 94111.
For more, go to www. leopoldconservationaward. org.