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!

Emily Oyos

Landowner Education and Services Associate

608-355-0279, ext. 24

Growing up on an acreage near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, much of my childhood was spent climbing trees, digging in the dirt, and catching insects in my backyard. Every summer, my family would pack up the minivan and travel to various state and national parks, which helped lead to my love of the natural world. In 2019, I graduated from Augustana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish and an emphasis in Ecology and Environmental Science. It was during college that I found my true passion for environmental education while working as a naturalist intern at The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.

In September of 2020, I joined the Leopold Foundation as an Education and Communications Fellow. My time as a fellow was instrumental in helping me to grow as a leader in the conservation field, and I am excited to continue this work at the foundation as the new Landowner Education and Services Associate. In this new role, I will be working with the My Wisconsin Woods team, connecting private forest landowners to resources and professionals around the state. I am thrilled to begin working with Wisconsin landowners and to continue my conservation career at the Leopold Foundation!