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
  • Karen Friedrich, Treasurer
  • Robert K. Olson, President Emeritus
  • Timothy Barzen
  • Heidi Brandenburg Piersen
  • Martin Kellogg
  • Dr. Mark Peterson
  • Sharon Rome
  • 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
  • Ray Christensen – Bloomington, MN
  • Larry Dolphin – Austin, MN
  • Jon Helminiak – Mequon, WI
  • Esther Kellogg – St. Paul, MN
  • Dr. Paula J. King – Minnetonka, MN
  • Mike Link – Willow River, MN
  • Vance G. Martin – Boulder, CO
  • Malcolm McLean – St. Paul, MN
  • Dr. Michael Nelson – Moscow, ID
  • Walter Pomeroy – Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Kevin Proescholdt – St. Paul, MN
  • Clayton Russell – Ashland, WI
  • Tim Sundquist – Duluth, MN
  • Robert Treuer – Bemidji, MN
  • Steve Waddell – Bellbrook, OH
  • Dave Zentner – Duluth, MN

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