"We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive." — Aldo Leopold


Born Jan. 11, 1887, in Burlington, Iowa, here is where Aldo Leopold's connection to nature first was developed, "tramping" in the ravines and river bottoms of his hometown.

Members of the Leopold Heritage Group are dedicated to promoting the global legacy of Aldo Leopold — native son, ecologist, teacher and father of the modern conservation movement — in his hometown and beyond. 

The 2014 Wild Words & Art contest is now under way!

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