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When 24-year-old Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) became the supervisor of the Carson National Forest he designed a log cabin as the first home he would share with his bride, Estella. That cabin, which the couple called Mi Casita, still stands on its original site in Tres Piedras.
Owned by the U.S. Forest Service it serves as the base for the Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency, one of three programs run by the Leopold Writing Program, a nonprofit organization with a mission to "inspire an ethic of caring for our planet by cultivating diverse voices through the spoken and written word."
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the world shut down last spring, local writer, Johanna DiBiase, had just moved into an off-grid house on the mesa. With social interactions put on hold, the invitation was to go inward. DiBiase did so by going outside.
Talk targets beavers and ecosystems
Environmental writer Ben Goldfarb Courtesy photo
Wolves, beavers and the land ethic are the areas of interest for this year's participants in the Aldo and Estella Leopold Residency Program, which is now in its fifth year.The residents will spend a month in late …