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Public Program Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 28
608-355-0279 ext. 32
Carl Cotter grew up in Columbus, WI where he spent much of his time in the woods or on the river. He attended Iowa State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Global Resource Systems, with forestry and sustainability minors in 2013. If the sun is shining you'll likely find Carl wandering in the woods, paddling in a canoe or sitting in a tree stand. Once the sun goes down, he'll be tying flies, reading a good book or curling up to the fire. 608-355-0279 ext. 37
Maria Kopecky is an Education Intern at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. She grew up exploring the forests and lakes of Mercer, Wisconsin. Maria has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s degree in Natural Resources/Environmental Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and adventuring in the great outdoors. 608-355-0279 ext. 38
Dain Ziegler grew up on a small family farm in southern Wisconsin and began his obsession with the outdoors at an early age. Animals are a passion for him and range from the creepy crawly herps (amphibians and reptiles) to the apex predators. He enjoys hunting white-tail deer and would like to take up bird hunting as well as small mammal hunting. These passions led Dain to earn Wildlife ecology/management and biology degrees at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After spending five months in the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho with the AmeriCorps and SCA, Dain has become more aware of the overarching goals of conservation. These experiences have led him to get as in touch with the land as possible and to work to keep our natural spaces natural. 608-355-0279 ext. 31
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Want to volunteer for the Foundation? Whether you have a few hours one day or want to come out regularly we'll find something for you to help with! Contact us at 608.355.0279 for more information, or apply below.