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Adjunct Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer based in Sauk County, Wisconsin. He serves as Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo and the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature; as Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation; and as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has included conservation projects across North America, Europe, and East Asia, with a wide array of organizations, agencies, universities, and businesses. In his home landscape he devotes himself to community-based land conservation, ecological restoration, and sustainable agriculture projects, and is a founding member of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance. Meine has written and edited a number of books on conservation and environmental history, including Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (reissued in a new edition in 2010); and most recently The Driftless Reader (2017). He served as on-screen guide in the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2011), which has appeared more than 1,000 times of PBS stations around the country.


  • –present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison , University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • 1988 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, Land Resources