Mission: The aldo leopold foundation's mission 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.
Programs: The aldo leopold foundation, inc. Owns and manages the leopold farm and shack, a national historic landmark, and the leopold center, a leed certified building, as models for sustainability in terms of ecological land management and green building. These assets support onsite programing for thousands of visitors from around the world each year. As the executor of leopold's literary estate, the foundation also helps promote awareness of leopold's writings and the interpretation of his legacy. Additional educational activities included the expansion of the land ethic leaders program which now has nearly 700 ambassadors for the land ethic spread across the country and on-site programming accommodating visitors from all over the world. Regionally, the driftless forest network, a collaboration in wisconsin that includes the aldo leopold foundation, has become a national model, and an award winning example for how to engage and sustain private landowner involvement in conservation. Both land ethic leaders and the driftless forest network will continue to be expanded and exported to other regions across the country.
In my role as Head of Conserve School I have had the opportunity to work with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in a number of ways.
One of my favorite was my chance to take a "Land Ethics Leadership" training from the Aldo Leopold Foundation. That training both increased my knowledge of Aldo Leopold and his passion for the land and it greatly enriched my group facilitation skills.
I love the great resources that the Aldo Leopold Foundation has created to broaden its reach. In particular the film "Green Fire" is amazing. I highly recommend it.