We are ready to welcome the public back to our facility on weekdays (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm),
with weekend public hours coming in the future.

Because we are a childcare facility and still following public health protocols, we will retain a few restrictions, including requiring masking indoors and limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We may also have to adjust our hours or access on short notice. We appreciate your patience as we work through changes in staffing and schedules, and 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.

Deborah J Gilpin
Executive Director, Madison Children’s Museum

Trish Stevenson
Co-Founder, Aldo Leopold Foundation, Artist

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