Clarence Burch Awards
Thanks to Andy Dunigan and the Dunigan Family, we are pleased to have offered the $20,000 Burch Award for 14 years.
The award, chosen by the Quivira Coalition Board of Directors, is presented at our Annual Conference to an outstanding land management steward that can include individuals, organizations or projects directed by an organization within the conservation or ranching communities.
By all accounts, Clarence Burch was a remarkable man. Rancher, teacher, conservationist, activist, international diplomat and public servant to five governors, Clarence Burch lived an enviable career full of innovation, dedication, curiosity, and good humor. He was a man very much of his time, and yet miles ahead of it as well.
Perhaps Andy Dunigan sums up his grandfather's qualities best: "Clarence embodied what we call today `The Radical Center.' He was more than just a rancher. He was a public servant, an activist, and a man very concerned about the land and sustainable practices. He was a remarkable man."
The 14th Clarence Burch Award "special" winner has been determined by our Board of Directors. The application process is no longer open. It will be announced soon and presented at a dinner ceremony, Thursday evening, November 12, during the 2015 Quivira Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2014 Burch Award Winner*
2014 Western Sustainability Exchange - MT pdf size: 2.72mb
2013 Malpai Borderlands Group - NM pdf size: 0.83mb
2012 Joe Morris CA and TCEDC-NM pdf size: 0.35mb
2011 Three Rivers Alliance - Colorado pdf size: 0.16mb
2011 Awards Slide Show vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.pres size: 17.61mb
2010 Altar Valley Conservation Alliance - Arizona pdf size: 1.24mb
2010 Awards Slide Show pdf size: 9.39mb
2009 Madison Valley Ranchlands Group - Montana pdf size: 1.85mb
2009 Awards Slide Show pdf size: 2.88mb
2008 Dale Veseth - WY & Mike Reardon - NM pdf size: 0.54mb
2008 Awards Slide Show pt 1 pdf size: 3.79mb
2008 Awards Slide Show pt 2 pdf size: 3.67mb
2007 Ojo Encino Ranchers Committee - New Mexico pdf size: 1.20mb
2005 Jim and Joy Williams - New Mexico pdf size: 2.26mb
2004 Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership - Arizona pdf size: 0.07mb
2003 Sid Goodloe & Bill Zeedyk pdf size: 0.43mb
2002 Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Project - New Mexico pdf size: 0.26mb