We invite you out for a hike to explore the magic of the natural world, our trails are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

We ask that all staff and visitors follow our mask policy to help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please stay tuned and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

Land Stewards

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU! Land Stewards & Restorationists — We need YOU!

On hold due to COVID-19.
Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management projects and invasive species removal. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather or planned activities may be modified.

Here are just a few Land Stewards projects:

  • Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush
  • Mulch trails
  • Pull garlic mustard and other “weeds”
  • Transplant wildflowers
  • Collect and label seeds
  • Garden work as needed
  • Pick up trash
    Join us in Monona for one of our upcoming volunteer work days! There is no need for individuals or families to sign-up or RSVP. Simply show up and ALNC staff will greet you upon arrival. Adults and youth welcome. **Groups: please let us know in advance if you plan to attend, so we can be sure to have enough work and supplies for everyone.

    For information on our next Land Steward Work Day, check out our upcoming adult programs calendar!

    Please contact us at (608) 221-0404 or at for more information.


    Aldo Leopold Nature Center