Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

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Transforming Land, Transforming People

“There are two things that interest me: the relationship of people to each other and the relationship of people to land.”

In a nation where economics had become the highest standard for judging success or potential success, Leopold found a place that had been totally exhausted by the pursuit of profit. On a tract of property with no potential for profit, he was free to pursue an entirely different goal – restoring the health of the land. In the process, he instilled in his own family a fundamental respect for the integrity of the natural world. Today, the Aldo Leopold Foundation continues to explore the relationship between people and land, maintaining the Shack as a focal point for learning and discussion. The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center is an attempt to live up to Leopold’s ideal of “living on a piece of land without spoiling it.”