Although The Aldo Leopold Foundation is currently closed to visitors through March, start planning now to make your pilgrimage to the Shack, we’re working hard to get it ready for you and others. Can’t wait to see you!

Thank You For Joining Us!

We hope you have enjoyed your evening  with the cranes and Dr. Stan Temple!  Please watch for an email with a link to this recorded event, along with an event survey. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Support the Continued Legacy of Aldo Leopold 

“The sandhill crane is the epitome of wilderness. The presence of one in a region, like the presence of the grizzly bear, flavors the whole countryside. To hear the bugling of a sky‑bound flock is an outstanding experience.” – Aldo Leopold

The Aldo Leopold Foundation hopes to continue putting on virtual programs – with your help! Supporters like YOU are the reason we are able to uphold our mission through active conservation and education.

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Want More Cranes?

Check back in to our website after December 21st to access a recording of the virtual crane event, to watch it again and share with friends! You can also check out the resources below  to learn more about the miraculous return of the sandhill crane to Wisconsin.

What in the World Did We Do to Deserve All These Cranes?
What Do You Call a Group of 10,000 Cranes?
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 1
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 2
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 3

2022 Crane Viewing

Looking for an opportunity to see the spectacle in-person? We invite you to join us next fall for an unforgettable experience to learn first hand why Aldo Leopold felt these birds were so majestic. Learn more about the tour options that will be available for the 2022 season by clicking below. We hope to see you there!

2022 Tour Descriptions