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The Aldo Leopold Foundation Seeks Applicants for Future Leaders Fellowship Program

January 26, 2022

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Associate Fellow


Position Summary
This year long experience is designed for individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate degree. This fellowship focuses on several core areas: conservation leadership, applied science, natural history, partnership building, strategic planning, communication, and land ethics. Each of these core concepts are addressed through professional development sessions, and on-the-job experiences. Associate Fellows specialize within one of two program areas, Education & Communication or Land Stewardship.
Organizational Overview
The mission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation is to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin, we manage, interpret, and preserve the renowned Leopold Shack and Farm (a National Historic Landmark), which receives thousands of visitors each year. Our care of this special place continues the Leopold family tradition while demonstrating on-the-ground conservation relevance for the 21st Century. Offsite, too, we reach regional, domestic, and international audiences through a variety of education and land stewardship programs. We impart Leopold’s land ethic as described in A Sand County Almanac—the book for which Leopold is most widely known—actively engaging educators, citizens, natural resource professionals, and landowners to improve land health in their own communities.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation headquarters is in an idyllic setting surrounded by 600 acres of foundation-owned property and an additional 16,000 acres managed collaboratively among public and private landowners as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Leopold Center, constructed in 2007, is a LEED Certified Platinum “green” building that is home to the foundation’s office space and visitor center.
Future Leaders (Fellowship) Program Overview
Leadership in conservation is a critical piece to solving the ongoing and emerging environmental issues of today. The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program is designed to provide individuals who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to gain experience and grow in seven core areas: conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history, partnership building, strategic planning, communication, and land ethics. Each of these areas is addressed through a professional development series and applied on-the-job experiences
that allow for exploration of each topic and time for each fellow to practice and apply these key elements of leadership. Future Leaders Program Fellowships specialize in two program areas, Education & Communication or Land Stewardship, each receive exposure to other program areas and organization-wide efforts. Fellows also have the opportunity to interact with both a diverse range of conservation professionals and the Leopold family, who play active roles in guiding and executing the foundation’s mission. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply and have a valid driver’s license. Fellows must commit full-time to the entire 12-month program.
To learn more, and apply please visit: Here
Applications are due by Sunday, February 13th.
Contact Alanna Koshollek at with questions using the subject line: 2022 Fellowship Application.

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