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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Four Utah ranching families are finalists for a venerable environmental award.
Benefactors will announce the $10,000 winner of the the Aldo Leopold award at a Nov. 18 gathering of the Utah Farm Bureau.
Aldo Leopold was an influential conservationist who is best known for his 1949 book, "A Sand County Almanac."
Farm and conservation groups bestow the awards in eight states.
The Utah finalists are:
- Karl & Raymond Heaton, Kane County
- The Osuthorpe family, Red Pine Land and Livestock, Summit County
- Dennis Stowell, Iron County
- The Tanner family, Della Ranches, Box Elder County
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