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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.

Programs With Partners

Our partnerships with other organizations, agencies, and individuals allow us to extend the reach of our educational programs and bring to wider audiences Aldo Leopold’s call for a new, more caring relationship between people and nature.

The Aldo Leopold Collection at Encyclopedia of Earth

The Encyclopedia of Earth is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Although written and peer-reviewed by experts, the encyclopedia’s accessible articles are intended for students, educators, scholars, policy makers, professionals, and the public. Aldo Leopold Foundation staff co-authored and edited articles in the Aldo Leopold Collection.

Aldo and Estella Leopold Writing Residency

Sponsored by the Leopold Writing Program in New Mexico, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and the U.S. Forest Service, the writer-in-residence program at Mi Casita offers an inspiring retreat for writers, thinkers, and artists to reflect on and write about the relevance of Leopold’s ideas to 21st century social and environmental issues.

Wisconsin Aldo Leopold Writing Contest

Presented with our close partner, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and modeled after a successful writing contest in New Mexico, the Wisconsin Aldo Leopold Writing Contest encourages students to participate in the evolution of Leopold’s vision for “land as a community to which we belong” through the written word.

My Wisconsin Woods

My Wisconsin Woods is a partnership of public agencies and private, nonprofit organizations serving the needs of Wisconsin’s private woodland owners. The partnership’s primary goal is to help landowners easily connect with the information, resources, and services they need to care for their land, including managing invasive species, attracting wildlife, protecting forest health, and more.

Why Hunt? A Guide for Lovers of Nature, Local Food, and Outdoor Recreation

A publication of the Aldo Leopold Foundation with support from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bast Durbin Advertising along with several other conservation organizations and businesses, the guide is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in conservation. Why Hunt? explores the ecological, economic, and social benefits of hunting through the lens of conservation. The publication’s primary goals are to create a greater awareness of hunting’s role in conservation and serve as a resource for new hunters beginning the activity.