Aldo Leopold Celebration teaches how to capture nature on camera

Community members get to see nature through the lens of a famous conservationist. Nature photography was the focus of Saturday’s Aldo Leopold Celebration events.

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Onalaska offered classes on how to capture scenery with a camera for adults and families.

Hallie Rasmussen, the visitor services manager for the refuge, said Leopold is known his thinking on how to use land ethically, and as a hunter, his legacy ties into the mission of the refuge.

“As part of the Fish and Wildlife Service, we promote ethical hunting, and it’s one of our big uses out here. And Aldo Leopold, one of his biggest things is hunting for food and ethical hunting,” said Rasmussen.

There was also a “Photos of the Driftless Area” slideshow from the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and classes on nature crafts for families.

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