Friends at Other Leopold Organizations


There are several other Leopold organizations and its important to know the differences in their names, activities and locations; so here's a partial list to get you started.  They are all doing great work and we encourage you to visit their websites, and learn more about Aldo Leopold.

 

Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo, Wis.  www.aldoleopold.org  Aldo Leopold Foundation.jpg

The Foundation was started by the Leopold Family to preserve the Shack and surrounding areas.  Their new Leopold Legacy Center is nearby the Shack and open for visitors.  They have events, programs and conferences that you will be interested in.  Become a Foundation member and support the Burlington--Wisconsin connection. Take a weekend trip to visit Leopold's old sand county farm that inspired his observations in A Sand County Almanac.


Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, Ames, Iowa  www.leopold.iastate.edu

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a research and education center at Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources. Competitive grants are offered for research conducted in four program areas: Ecology, Marketing and Food Systems, Policy and Cross-Cutting (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems).


Leopold Heritage Group, Burlington, IA  www.leopoldheritage.org

The Group works to advance Leopold's philosophy through a variety of activities, especially in April.  They also work to raise awareness through programs and activities at the Aldo Leopold Middle School Outdoor Prairie Classroom.


 Leopold Loft, Des Moines County Conservation, Burlington, IA www.dmcounty.com

The Loft is a public meeting space with displays at the Nature Center in Starr's Cave Park & Preserve on Flint Creek, one of Leopold's old tramping grounds.  Also the new Leopold Recreation Area is on Flint Creek, closer to the Mississippi.  It is the future site of wetland restorations and a new nature center, operated by Des Moines County Conservation.


Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, Wis.  www.naturenet.com/alnc/ 

A wide variety of programs for children and the whole family throughout the year.  They have an additional campus at Black Earth, WI.


Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute , Missoula, Mt. www.leopold.wilderness.net

The institute is sponsored by multiple federal agencies with the mission to provide scientific leadership to sustain wilderness. Located on the University of Montana campus.