Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

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

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

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

Non-Cash Gifts


Gifts of Securities

By giving a gift of appreciated securities, you may avoid capital gains tax while enjoying an income tax deduction for the current fair market value of your gift. A gift of real estate yields a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the property and can help you avoid capital gains tax. For more information on non-cash gifts and instructions on how to transfer a gift of securities, see our Securities Transfer Instructions or request a copy by calling
(608) 221-0404 or emailing kelley@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.

For more information on making a gift by transferring securities, please click here.



Consignment Sales

We are proud to partner with Blackstar Assets, a local consignment sale company, who will collect items of value for resale and ALNC will receive 50% of the proceeds. Items include audio equipment, automobiles and boats, cell phones, collectibles, commercial kitchen equipment, computers, farm equipment, gaming consoles, heavy equipment, industrial surplus, IT equipment, jewelry, lab equipment, memorabilia, musical instruments, new appliances, retail surplus, tools & workshop equipment and TV & home audio.

For more information on donating items for consignment sale, please email consignment@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.



Supply List

We are grateful for community support of all kinds! We accept new or gently-used donated items for use in ALNC programming or operations. Due to licensing, fire code and storage restrictions, any donated supplies, materials, furniture or equipment must be approved by the relevant department(s) before they can be accepted. To get any idea of useful items, please see our Wish List.

To inquire about donating items to ALNC, please contact the appropriate staff person to confirm acceptance and coordinate the drop-off. Please do not bring items to ALNC without making these arrangements (items left at ALNC without specific approval may be returned or disposed of).


Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with ALNC! Learn about nature, gain experience, build your resume and give back to the community. Come once a month or once a week, the sky’s the limit! Please contact our Conservation Manager, Brian Schneider at (608) 620-9380 or brian@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org to learn more about general volunteer opportunities and group service work days.

We offer special event and regular volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Our Land Steward Work Days are scheduled once a month in the spring, summer and fall months.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center