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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.

Max Sorenson

Max Sorenson

Visiting Artist & Program Associate

I grew up on the fringe of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the son of a forester and a mother who grew up on a remote farmhouse in the Driftless region of Southwestern Wisconsin. The influences of my parents, and my own fascination with the natural world, brought me outdoors throughout my childhood and continue to drive an interest in ecological conservation.

This past year, as a Land Stewardship Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, I built an attentive and caring relationship to this historic landscape and its human and nonhuman community. This bond, born of work, time, and love, is the place from which I can begin to learn and contemplate how we, as members of local and global communities, can forge sustainable relationships with the land full of attention, care, and reverence. In my new role as a Visiting Artist and Program Associate, I will continue to nurture my own relationship to the Land through further stewardship and artistic research, interacting in varied ways with the flora of this area to carefully and intentionally expand my, and our, web of attention.