Leopold Writing Program

Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 40122, Albuquerque, NM 87196
County of Location: Bernalillo
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, C- Environment
Mission Statement:

The MISSION of the Leopold Writing Program is to inspire an ethic of caring for our planet by cultivating diverse voices through the spoken and written word.​

​​The Leopold Writing Program seeks effective and inclusive ways to engage the current and next generation of citizen leaders in the urgent conversation to address changing realities brought about by climate disruption, biodiversity loss, growing demand for freshwater, and other global conservation issues.

Primary Programs:

Aldo Leopold Writing Contest: For New Mexico students Grades 6–12.
Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency: Offering a retreat for emerging and mid-career writers interested in reshaping the cultural story of humans relating to Nature.
Annual Leopold Lecture: Featuring a distinguished environmental thinker to highlight challenging and urgent conservation needs.

Other Programs:

El Piñón: Newsletter of the Leopold Writing Program

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: All Volunteer
Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico, Is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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