Today’s Events

MRVAC Programs

January 26, 7:00 pm: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration by Jennifer Vieth, Carpenter Nature Center

February 23, 7:00 pm: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets by by Stan Tekiela, NatureSmart

Upcoming Events

Leopold Weekend at the Refuge

Aldo Leopold is considered to be the father of modern day wildlife management and of the United States Wilderness System. He was instrumental in promoting the Gila National Forest as a Wilderness Area in 1924, the first such designation. He also published the first textbook in the field of wildlife management in 1933. His management techniques are still in use today. Leopold is best remembered for his vision of a land ethic and for his well-known book A Sand County Almanac.

Please attend any of these free workshops and events:

  • 3/2 Waterfowl Workshop – Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (Craig Mandel)
  • 3/2 Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time (movie) – Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 11:15 am-12:30 pm
  • 3/2 Conservation in a Changing Climate: Educator Workshop Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3/3 Wild Writers! Connecting to Nature through Literature: Developing a Land Ethic at Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • 3/3 Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time (movie) Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 3/3 Spring Discovery Hike Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm