COLORADO SPRINGS — Land and water conservation is in the spotlight as Colorado Springs based Palmer Land Trust marks its 10th anniversary of honoring people who work to conserve Colorado’s natural wonders and resources. “We honor four to five different conservation heroes, said Palmer Land Trust, Conservation Director, Ed Roberson, “People that are doing important conservation work through the state of Colorado.” Efforts are recognized with the Southern Colorado Conservation Awards.
- Lyda Hill and Nancy Lewis received the Stuart P. Dodge Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Dr. Michael Bartolo who teaches and does research along Colorado’s Arkansas River was recognized with the Innovation Conservation Award.
- The Environmental Stewardship Award went to Ranchlands, a ranch management business that works with conservation minded partners.
- Pete McBride a photographer and filmmaker with work published by National Geographic and Smithsonian received the Champion of Colorado Award.