Board president and Aldo Leopold Foundation executive director, Buddy Huffaker, joined the foundation 20 years ago as an intern. His academic background is in landscape architecture and plant ecology, but he has also undertaken extensive professional development in fundraising, management, and finance.
Buddy is recognized as an Executive Scholar in Not‐for‐Profit Management by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also participated in the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, and was elected to represent the Northeast Region at the U.S. Forest Service’s Centennial Congress. His contributions to books include a foreword with Nina Leopold Bradley in Aldo Leopold and the Ecological Conscience, and a chapter in The Farm as a Natural Habitat on assisting private landowners interested in implementing Leopold’s land ethic.
One of the most thrilling parts of his job is interacting with individuals and communities all over the country who are working not only to understand Leopold’s vision of a land ethic more fully, but more importantly, to implement it in their day-to-day lives.
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.