About Us

Land Learning Foundation is committed to fostering stewardship through outdoor experience, youth education, and conservation.

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Our Commitment

  • To Restore and Preserve Wildlife Habitat
  • To Preserve Traditional Sporting Opportunities
  • To Ensure the Coexistence and Compatibility Between Humans and Wildlife
  • To Increase Education Opportunities Related To Agriculture

Our Story

In 2003, the Land Learning Foundation (LLF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded.  The Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving wetland and riparian ecosystems as well as the associated uplands. Your donations allow us to offer hands on conservation education opportunities for students and educators as we provide traditional outdoor sporting opportunities to men, women, children, including those with disabilities.  We work with more than 18 federal, state, and local agencies and organizations and utilize/manage large acreages of property.

Officers and Staff


Larry Pollard


Larry Pollard has served as the Executive Director of The Land Learning Foundation since it was reorganized in 2011. Pollard, a native of Chariton County, Missouri served with USDA Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS) for 30 years in several locations of Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Nebraska prior to retiring back to Chariton County.

Pollard is active with his church and volunteers in civic endeavors relating to community development efforts. Sustainable land uses that rebuild, recover and preserve natural resource values is his view for leading The Land Learning Foundation as the Executive Director.


Scott Martin

Executive Director

Scott currently resides in Huntsville, MO where he lives with his wife, Katy, and their three children. Growing up in Northeast Missouri with vast opportunities to be in and participate in outdoor activities granted him with many core values and memories he holds dear.

As a board member/ president of Land Learning Foundation Scott has the blessing to not only teach his own children but those without the land or capabilities to enjoy the same experiences.

Katie Wiesehan

Assistant Director

Katie Wiesehan is a currect Master's student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the field of Biology. For her thesis, Katie is conducting a population mark-recapture study on the state-threatened Illinois Chorus Frog. She recently graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor's in Biology.

She has been working with The Land Learning Foundation for over 2 years as the Assistant Director. Katie has a passion for the outdoors, field biology, and learning.

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