The Aldo Leopold Audubon Society

 


Greetings from Kent Hall

President of the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society


Kent Hall's professional life was spent as a Professor of Biology at UW-SP.  For 30 years he taught courses (14 different ones) in the Biology Dept., with the main one being Animal Physiology.  He always used birds as examples in his classes.


For 25 years, he has been on the Audubon Board in different positions, including V-P.  He has served as Conservation Chair for 5 years, as Coordinator of the Stevens Point Bird City Wisconsin Program for 7 years, Coordinator of the Plover Bird City Wisconsin Program for 6 years and as Coordinator of the Audubon Bluebird trail for 16 years.


Kent has extensive fund-raising experience for conservation projects, current total standing at $3.2

million.  He has been the main fund-raiser for the MREA building, the Education and Visitor's Center at Mead State Wildlife area and the Educator's Trust Fund at Mead State Wildlife Area.


He is looking forward to his interaction with Audubon members and hopes to promote "Advocacy"

on the Board and membership.      Kent Hall



As you peruse the webpage, we invite you to consider joining our ALAS team.  Attend a presentation, volunteer for one of our work day, or be a behind the scene financial support person.  Our annual and long range goals will be reached through your guidance and assistance.  Join our team and become a member of ALAS. 


Monthly Calendar of Events

In an attempt to help people plan out programs and field trips they wish to attend, below is a full month calendar of events related to nature and protecting our environment.  We will attempt to include other community events that fit with the mission of the

Aldo Leopold Audubon Society.
Click here for: October 2017

Upcoming ALAS Programs

& Field Trips 


ALAS Calendar of Programs and Events 2017-2018

Click here to download and print


ALAS Monthly Program
   
November 15th
   
The Art of Field Guide Illustration
    Speaker: Tom Schultz

Field Trips

    Saturday, November 11th
    Fall Migrants of Upper Mississippi Nat’l Wildlife & Fish Refuge
   
Stan Skutek, 715-544-0572




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Special Announcement


Aldo Leopold Audubon invites all interested birders to join in a great winter- time tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). is day-long census of the birds of early winter will be held in Stevens Point on Saturday, December 16. Meet at 7 AM at the Crosby Avenue municipal parking lot (near Chase Bank and the Wisconsin River) to join a team of canvassers. e Amherst count will be held the same day and welcomes volunteers. Both counts encourage birders of all skill levels to participate.

                           

    Birds in Art 2017

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum:  September 9 – November 26, 2017
    There are many special programs provided by the museum during the time the exhibit is open.  
     Below are just a few. 
For more information click here.
   
Native Birds of Cuba with ornithologist Nils Navarro: Thursday, September 21, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
   
Backyard Birdscaping with Mariette Nowak (author of “Birdscaping in the Midwest”):
    Thursday, September 28 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Where Art, Writing, Conservation Meet:  Thursday - Saturday October 5 -7

        Art 101 / Hands-on Art:  Thursday, October 5, 5:30 - 7 pm

        Art Park Open Studio: Saturday, October 7, 1 - 3 pm
       
Arts & Sciences Gallery Walk: Saturday, October 7, 1 - 3 pm (ALAS board member Alan Haney
         will part of the gallery walk)

        Panel Discussion: Saturday, October 7, 4 - 5 pm 
        Alan Haney and Eric Anderson (two ALAS board members) along with artists John Gierach,
        Bob White and Mike Dvorak with discuss the varied perspectives of nature, wildlife, 
        outdoor sports and art.


                                          



November 1 Birds and the Northwoods: Impacts of Human Activity

Eric Anderson and Alan Haney, UW-Stevens Point


Eric & Alan will explore the landscape and biodiversity of the northern Midwest in the face of climate change and other human caused disturbances. Drawing upon their forty years of field research they will discuss how relationships between nesting birds and their habitats are affected by natural and manmade disturbances.

Chick here for more information:  http://www.scienceontapminocqua.org


The Aldo Leopold Audubon Society 2017 - 2018 Grant Program

Your local Audubon Society is providing grants of up to $300! The grants are available to be used for environmental education programs and projects in the Central Wisconsin Region including Portage, Wood, Marathon and Waupaca counties.  
Click here for further details.


Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Annual Campaign 

Your gift this year will support ongoing projects sponsored by ALAS. You can be assured that all money donated will benefit our local economy, increase wildlife habitat, and save special places for our citizens.   Click here for Contribution Form.

Good News on Bird City from Kent Hall
Auduboners: Hard work has paid off.  Here is the announcement from the Director of the BCW program, Bryan Lenz, that Stevens Point has won its 7th consecutive BCW award (last 6 are High Flyer Awards).  We have much to be thankful for, but especially for the support of Mayor Mike Wiza and the City Council.  It is a good collaborative effort.  Click here for Letter from Bird City Wisconsin.

Interesting Articles

The Moral Cost of Cats
A bird-loving scientist calls for an end to outdoor cats "once and for all".


National Audubon Updates
Explore the world of birds with Audubon's completely re-imagined website.

Here are some documents that will give you a broader picture of recent accomplishments across the National Audubon network: a timeline of recent achievements, the October 2014 President’s Report, a packet of media clips featuring Audubon in the news and media highlights from the climate launch.


New: Monthly ALAS Programs on YouTube

Check them on our Media Collection page.