Public Programs: Historic Places: Planning

Period of Performance

9/1/2008 - 8/31/2009

Funding Totals

$45,000.00 (approved)
$45,000.00 (awarded)

Connecting People and Land Through the Legacy of Aldo Leopold

FAIN: BP-50110-08

Aldo Leopold Foundation (Baraboo, WI 53913-0077)
Wellington "Buddy" Huffaker (Project Director: January 2008 to January 2010)

Planning to develop a new interpretation of the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm, home of a key figure in the 20th-century conservation movement.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation seeks an IAHP planning grant to support the development of a master interpretive plan for the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm, and nearby Aldo Leopold Legacy Center. The Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm is a very significant place not only in Wisconsin's landscape, but also in America's conservation history. This place was the setting and inspiration for his classic A Sand County Almanac (1949), one of the most beloved and respected books about the environment ever published. We have a broad array of advisors to help us with project implementation. Our ultimate project goal is to interpret Leopold's legacy at the historic Shack and Farm without compromising the rustic nature of the landscape. We aim to complement that visitor experience with interpretation at the green-built Legacy Center, which will encourage people to not only think deeply about Leopold, but also about people, land and the connections between them-- throughout history and into the 21st century.