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What’s your ‘Sand County’ story? Tell us!

Leopold writing at bench

We hear it all the time – people have personal stories about A Sand County Almanac. Visitors share with us the first time the read the book, who shared with them or assigned it in class. We’ve seen well-loved copies tattered, dog-eared, highlighted, and notated and doodled on. Passionate owners share the story of who gave it to them, where it’s been, or how many times they’ve read it. And, we can’t even begin to count how many times we’ve heard, “My favorite essay is … because …”

In celebration of 70 years of Aldo Leopold’s classic A Sand County Almanac and all the people it has reached, touched, and moved across the globe, we want to share that inspiration with you. But, we need to record your stories.

Tell us your ‘Sand County’ story! We’ll share and swap stories with other readers near and far illuminating connections across geographies, ages, cultures, and more. And while we draw inspiration from each other, deepening our understanding of a land ethic, we can imagine Aldo would be delighted.

Submit Your Story

In 500 words or less, share your ‘Sand County’ story with us by clicking the link below and completing the form.

Submission Form

Stories may be shared online via the website or social media, in email messages, in print materials, and with third-party media outlets to amplify the reach of Aldo Leopold and his inspirational text. You may or may not be contacted prior to sharing. If you wish your story to remain anonymous, there is an option to do so, but contact information will still be collected so follow-up can occur if necessary.