Celebrating the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold

People from all around the community came together today to honor the life of a Wisconsinite. Aldo Leopold, a famed conservationist, forester and philosopher. The Baraboo native who died in 1949 at the age of 62.

On Saturday morning, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge met with other conservationist organizations at the visitor center in Brice Prairie for a fun and educational event centered around Leopold’s ideas. Activities included nature journaling, a discussion on ethics in hunting and a walk through the prairie.

Employees at the refuge said they were pleased to be able to spread the ideas of a great conservationist.

“We’re super excited to have folks out here to both explore the refuge and be able to celebrate someone who’s a key figure in both Wisconsin history and across the nation,” said refuge employee Katie Julian.