At 93, Ken DeYoung’s “life journey” has persuaded him to focus his personal legacy on the land ethic.
Fall is the season of change, and for a new land steward this change is multifaceted. Between the tides of exuberant summer growth and static winter dormancy winter lies this liminal fall season that bodes many things to a land steward: reflection, adaptation, evolution, recovery, growth in body and mind.
You may be unfamiliar with our present-day work here at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, apart from the legacy of Aldo himself. To provide a clear overview, we've compiled a list of the 10 questions we get asked the most.
In June, the foundation welcomed five new Leopold Fellows to the Future Leaders Program, joining the ranks of over 100 alumni since its inception in 1978. Now, halfway through the fellowship year, they reflect on their experiences so far.
“I’ve been conditioned to what I was exposed to when I was growing up. I was taught to care for the land and I want to continue what my father did to honor him, so my kids learn the same land ethic and I can eventually pass the property to them,” said Jim.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation was founded in 1982 with a mission to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold, awakening an ecological conscience in people throughout the world.