By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Palouse Outdoors: Sharing the Land and conservation values


Brad Trumbo

Doug Duren is a passionate Wisconsin conservationist and founder of "Sharing the Land," a program developed to connect landowners with outdoor enthusiasts to share land management responsibilities and reap mutual rewards.

Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is known as the visionary behind modern wildlife and habitat management. He understood the connection between ecosystem integrity and wildlife abundance and diversity. Perhaps more importantly, Leopold understood where and how humans fit into the balance and how to communicate and connect people and the landscape.

Leopold's theories on wildlife management needed proving, and in 1931, he found the perfect scenario. While living in Madison, Wisconsin, Leopold met a farmer in Riley, a small farming community nearby, who needed labor and expertise for managing poachers and...

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