Our facility will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9am.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Meet Our Board


John Hecht, Chairman
Consultant, J. Hecht Consulting

James Edward Mills, Vice President
Journalist and Media Producer

Jeff Mandell, Secretary
Attorney, Stafford & Rosenbaum, LLC

Jon Traver, Treasurer
Retired CIO-Fixed Income, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Megan Decker
President, Mega Rentals Inc.

Jeff Galligan, Ed. D.
Director, TRIO and Men of Excellence Program, Madison College
Co-founder, BIPOC Birding Club of Wisconsin
Board Member, Madison Audubon Society
Steering Committee Member, Bird City Wisconsin
Wisconsin Master Naturalist

Deborah J Gilpin
Executive Director, Madison Children’s Museum

Barbara Kosak-Schlaefer
President, JC Rose Associates

Trish Stevenson
Co-Founder, Aldo Leopold Foundation

Tripp Widder
Partner, Mohs Widder Paradise LLC



Mary LaMar
Environmental Steward



William Cronon, PhD
Anthony Earl
Estella Leopold, PhD
Howard Mead
Curt Meine, PhD
Tia Nelson
Jack Williams, PhD

Aldo Leopold Nature Center