SANDY - Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemen's Association, and Western AgCredit were pleased to present the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award to the Tanner family of Box Elder County and their Della Ranches.
"The Tanner family's commitment to the health of the natural resources is truly exemplary," said Dr. Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President. "Perhaps more importantly, they are dedicated to sharing their land management approach within and beyond the agricultural community."
The Tanner family has ranched in the Grouse Creek area of Box Elder County for more than 130 years, with brothers Blaine, Brent and Jay currently ranching in Grouse Creek Valley. The ranch is comprised of private, state- and federally-owned lands totaling approximately 192,000 acres of grazing and farm land.