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Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award

The Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award is the Alliance's signature award, given annually to honor outstanding leadership, innovation and creativity in land conservation. The award celebrates individuals whose leadership has encircled the entire conservation community and whose contributions embody the values Kingsbury Browne demonstrated in his own life and work on behalf of the land trust movement. In honor of Kingsbury’s passion for lifelong learning, belief in community-based action, and drive to nurture new generations of conservationists, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy offers the recipient a Fellowship that enables the sharing of her/his experience and wisdom with the broader land conservation community.

About Kingsbury Browne

Kingsbury Browne (1922-2005) was one of the founding fathers of the Land Trust Alliance - his wisdom and counsel formed the bedrock of today’s Land Trust Alliance and the land trust community. In 1980, as a Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Browne first envisioned a national network of land trusts and persuaded the Institute to convene the first-ever gathering of land trust leaders from coast to coast. From that beginning, the Land Trust Alliance was founded in 1982 to lead the growing movement. His wisdom, wit and patient guidance inspired a generation of land conservationists. Now his values and generous spirit live on in the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award, including the one-year fellowship at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for writing, research and teaching on a subject related to land conservation.

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To submit your nomination, please complete the interactive PDF form, save to your computer, and then email to awards@lta.org.

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For additional information on the criteria for the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award, please contact awards@lta.org

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