Have you heard of Aldo Leopold? He was an American ecologist, forester and environmentalist. He was also very influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation.

I think Aldo would have been proud of our new Forestry Learning Station at the Watershed Center. The Learning Station is located just off the Doline Loop trail, on the edge of a pronounced sinkhole in the upland forest. Using a grant from the LAD foundation and labor organized by Dave Sturdevant, volunteers built Leopold Benches for the spot. The benches can accommodate a solitary hiker or a whole class. To add to the experience, three interpretive signs, titled “Forests and Watersheds”, “Forest Management”, and “Forest Ecosystems” accompany the Benches. Many thanks to those who helped on this project.