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Leopold Week  •  Programs and Events

The Aldo Leopold Foundation will be closed to the public for a private event on Saturday, September 30.

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Propose a Session for 2017 Land Ethic Conference

A land ethic is caring: caring for people, the land, and all that connects us. We invite you to share your experiences with stewarding the land, fostering community and connection, and bringing the land ethic to others by submitting a concurrent session proposal to our Building a Land Ethic Conference in June.

This event convenes educators, conservation professionals, students, and everyday people who are working to build upon our individual and collective strengths by embracing diverse views, values, and backgrounds. The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide” and proposals are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Engaging Thinking Communities
  • Land Ethic Youth Education
  • Leopold and Higher Education
  • Working Toward Land Health
  • The Art of Leopold
  • The Science of Leopold
  • Leopold and Leadership
  • Creating an Inclusive Land Ethic

Presenters can also choose to do a 10-minute “bright spot” presentation, a 45-minute traditional presentation, or a 90-minute hands-on presentation.

Proposals are due no later than March 15, 2017. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit our “Call for Session Proposals” page. Questions may also be directed to Anna Hawley at 608-355-0279, ext. 28, or

Note: All presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. You can register just for the day of your presentation or for the full conference. Conference registration will open in late February.