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The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s mission is to foster a land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Our vision is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation.

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News & Announcements

April 8, 2020

As Earth Day 50 approaches, a new edition of Aldo Leopold’s masterpiece, A Sand County Almanac, arrives just in time to reach a new generation with a timeless message: that our moral responsibilities will determine how we care for each other and for our shared home, the earth. First published by Oxford University Press in 1949, in the decades since it has become a conservation and literary classic. The 2020 edition features an introduction by famed author and conservationist Barbara Kingsolver, reflecting, “Aldo Leopold, a man who died before I was born, is part of my inner circle. I always look forward to cracking open his door, A Sand County Almanac, for another chat.” Download Press Kit or see corresponding materials below.

Press Releases

Oct 1, 2021 – Announcing the 2022 Phenology Calendar: Growing Up Wild

April 8, 2020A Sand County Almanac 2020 Edition Press Release


Multimedia Files

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April 8, 2020 – Download New Kingsolver Edition – A Sand County Almanac Book Cover Images


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For subject matter experts on Aldo Leopold and A Sand County Almanac for radio or print interviews, please contact:

          • Buddy Huffaker, President, Aldo Leopold Foundation,, (608) 434-5994, example interview
          • Dr. Curt Meine, Leopold biographer and Senior Leopold Fellow,, example interview
          • Dr. Stan Temple, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison, the department Leopold started, and Senior Leopold Fellow,, example interview
          • Dr. Susan Flader, Leopold Scholar and Aldo Leopold Foundation board member,, example interview

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