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  • Aldo Leopold Institute


While many scientists conduct research relevant to wilderness, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute is the only Federal research group entirely focused on wilderness. We are dedicated to the following goals:

To develop the scientific knowledge and tools needed to protect and preserve wilderness and the ecological and social values derived from wilderness and similarly managed lands, and

To communicate and facilitate the application of this knowledge to the wilderness management agencies and other user groups.

The Institute's priorities and programs are guided by our 2005 Program Charter.

The Leopold Institute operates under an agreement with the:

The Institute is administered by the Rocky Mountain Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service.

For more information about the Leopold Institute, visit their website.