About Listening Point Foundation

Listening Point in the summerClick on the photo to enlarge.

The Listening Point Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational organization, was established in 1998 and is dedicated to preserving Listening Point and furthering Sigurd Olson’s legacy of wilderness education.

The Listening Point Foundation owns and cares for Listening Point, the rugged northern Minnesota lake shore property.  We  conduct visits to the property for the interested public, publish wilderness education materials, and sponsor wilderness educational programs.

If you would like to visit Listening Point, please contact us to arrange a visit.

Foundation Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Douglas Wood, President
  • Charles Wick, Vice President
  • Nancy Jo Tubbs, Secretary
  • Dr. Mark Peterson, Treasurer
  • Robert K. Olson, President Emeritus
  • Mark Allsup
  • Timothy Barzen
  • Karen Friedrich
  • Patsy Mogush
  • Sharon Rome
  • JoyGenea Schumer
  • Bryan Stenlund
  • John Wilke

Executive Director

  • Alanna  Dore

National Advisory Board

  • Paul Anderson – Bloomington, MN
  • Dr. David Backes – Milwaukee, WI
  • John “Jeb” Barzen – Spring Green, WI
  • Jim Brandenburg – Ely, MN
  • Larry Dolphin – Austin, MN
  • Jon Helminiak – Mequon, WI
  • Mike Link – Willow River, MN
  • Vance G. Martin – Boulder, CO
  • Walter Pomeroy – Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Kevin Proescholdt – St. Paul, MN
  • Clayton Russell – Ashland, WI
  • Steve Waddell – Bellbrook, OH
  • Bryan Wood – Sandstone, MN
  • Dave Zentner – Duluth, MN
  • Franco Zunino – Murialdo, Italy

International & Senior Board of Advisors

  • Dr. Ian Player
, Founder/President, The Wilderness Foundation – Durban, Republic of South Africa
  • Franco Zunino 
Associazione, Founder/Director General, Associazione Italiana Wilderness – Murialdo (SV), Italy