Aldo Leopold Society Membership

"The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land."

- Aldo Leopold*

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world’s premier ecological research centers. Our scientists are leading efforts to understand human impacts on air and water quality, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.

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Watershed Bird Walk, one of the many public events
made possible through donor contributions.

Members of the Aldo Leopold Society provide vital operating support for the Cary Institute’s research and education programs. They receive newsletters and invitations to events throughout the year, as well as special opportunities to interact with the Cary Institute’s educators and scientific staff.

Your annual financial contributions will support excellent research and education projects that would not otherwise be possible. Donations to the Annual Fund cover costs not met by grants and endowment, allowing the Cary Institute to launch or expand timely programs, make vital capital improvements, offer public lectures, workshops, and activities, and attract and retain staff. Opportunities also exist to designate funds for specific projects. In return, you will be invited to special events and outings where you will join other members of The Aldo Leopold Society.

Staff Members

Cary Institute director of development Olivia van Melle Kamp, aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi-Marshall and Mary Moeller at Black Sheep Hill

The Institute has four levels of annual giving: President’s Circle at $25,000; Director at $10,000; Patron at $1,500; and Benefactor at $500.

At the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, we recognize the importance of the delicate balance between humankind and nature. We are dedicated to long-term ecological research and education so that this harmony might be reached and sustained.

If you would like more information about Aldo Leopold Society, please contact the Development Office: via phone (845) 677-7600 x 203 or

*Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) was one of America’s pioneering conservationists. He wrote many articles, essays, and books in his lifetime, but his greatest work was A Sand County Almanac (1949), which helped lay the foundation for the American conservation movement. The ideas, principles, questions, and concerns he raised continue to challenge and influence conservationists and individuals committed to responsible land management.

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