Our facility will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th,  
for staff training and professional development.

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, EdD
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

Barbara Schlaefer
President, JC Rose Associates

Trish Stevenson
Co-Founder, Aldo Leopold Foundation

Tripp Widder
Partner, Mohs Widder Paradise LLC



Mary LaMar
Estella Leopold, PhD
Howard Mead
Curt Meine, PhD
Tia Nelson
Jack Williams, PhD

Aldo Leopold Nature Center