Aldo Leopold Foundation
Recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its exceptional historic value to the nation as a whole, the Leopold Shack and Farm was the chief inspiration for Aldo Leopold’s most famous work, A Sand County Almanac. It continues to be a living classroom for exploring ecological relationships and conservation history. Take a guided tour and hear stories about the pioneering restoration work, see the inside of the Shack, and stroll through restored prairie and woods along the Wisconsin River. In the fall, witness the wildlife phenomenon of sandhill cranes pre-migration staging. Gathering by the thousands along the river near the Shack, it is a sight to behold!
The Leopold Visitor Center is the quintessential “green” building welcoming guests and extolling the heritage of Leopold. Self-guided tours of the building and exhibits are available daily in addition to the guided and self-guided Shack and Farm tours. The Aldo Leopold Foundation also offers a number of programs including land care classes and more. Visit the website for more details.
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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- Newly constructed Legacy Center meets the highest standards (Platinum certification) of the U.S. Green Building Council
- Solar, geothermal and wood heat produce more energy than the building consumes, creating a "net-zero" energy budget
- Ongoing restoration projects rehabilitate the Leopold Memorial Reserve
- Workshops, programs, and seminars help to educate the public and provide resources to landowners
- Waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, and rain gardens help to conserve and manage water use