Estella Bergere Leopold at the Shack. From The Aldo Leopold Archives, University of Wisconsin, Madison Archives

Presenters: Julianne Warren, Susan Campbell, Siqiñiq Maupin, and John Manthei

Dates of the event: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Time of the event: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Alaska Time Zone)

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

In connection with our upcoming Build a Leopold Bench class at The Folk School, we are holding an online presentation/conversation with Julianne Warren, Susan Campbell, Siqiñiq Maupin, and John Manthei about Aldo Leopold and his legacy.

Have you heard of a Leopold Bench? It is a chair designed by Aldo Leopold, a U.S. settler-colonial ecologist who authored the best-seller, A Sand County Almanac (1949). Leopold began innovating his benches in the early 1940s from materials scrounged along the banks of the Wisconsin River. He placed them around the woods on his farm in central Wisconsin, which occupied unceded Ho-Chunk ancestral Lands, so folks could sit and observe and contemplate. The benches were meant to be outdoor furniture that would weather and blend in with the surroundings, eventually returning to earth. 

Aldo Leopold Chair Jemez Pueblo

Photo by Julianne Warren

Leopold proved ready to change his own viewpoints and learn to make better relationships. His writings have also helped move many of his millions of readers toward “a shift of values” from an extractive view of land as commodity to land as community and themselves as lively, caring, thinking members. 

This presentation will focus on Aldo Leopold’s legacy and its challenges today. Excerpts from some of Leopold’s essays and of others’ perspectives will be shared. Time for discussion and questions will be included.

Important: Please review the information on our Using Zoom for Online Classes and Meetings page to make sure you have the resources necessary to successfully and satisfactorily participate in such a class before you sign up.

Age range: All ages welcome

Cost: Free (registration required)

Contact: Julianne Warren:

Pre-registration: This event is pre-registration only. Please register by 1 day before the event. Registration will be closed after this time. 



Aldo Leopold chairs


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