Published in 1949, Leopold’s A Sand County Almanachas “become one of the most respected books about the environment ever published,” a website by the Aldo Leopold Foundation says. Leopold in turn has “come to be regarded by many as the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.”
He’s shown at his farm in Wisconsin, where he developed his revolutionary land ethic — described as a “call for moral responsibility to the natural world.”
Leading off this year’s Environmental Film Series at Ohio State is the Aldo Leopold documentary “Green Fire,” on Jan. 24. The Emmy Award-winning film, according to its website, “explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence — tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land.” Watch the trailer above.
Decisions made possible by the new National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, “will impact natural resources management and human well-being for generations to come,” says David Hanselmann, coordinator of the CFAES-based Environmental Professionals Network. Find out more Nov. 10.
Still a few seats left — 25 at last count — for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson, “Ted Turner: How His Amazing Life Story Ultimately Informs Western Lands, Wildlife and People Management.” Learn more and find a link to register here.
Only about 250 seats remain out of the original 1,000 available for “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399” on Oct. 24 at Ohio State. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network, which is hosting the event. Read more here. Register here.
Two special events at Ohio State will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, who was born in Ohio — and the mark they’re making on the American West. Read More »