Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

5 ways Gwynne’s growing greener (and you can, too)

Look for new players like riprap, blazing star and willow fascines in Ohio State’s Gwynne Conservation Area.

The nearly 70-acre facility, part of CFAES’s Farm Science Review site at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, has started two new projects — one to diversify its prairie plantings; the other, to protect the banks of Deer Creek, which flows through the grounds. Read More »

‘Many of our campers have gone on to careers in natural resources’

Put 100 teenagers in the woods for a week, in a place with spotty cellphone service, and you’d think they’d be bored.

But teach them about the nature there, allow time for fishing and swimming, offer the occasional climb up a 10-story oak tree, and “the kids really seem to love it,” said CFAES’s Marne Titchenell, co-director of the Ohio Forestry Association’s 66th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp.

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A ‘moral responsibility to the natural world’

AL writing at ShackLearn about conservationist Aldo Leopold and his modern legacy in “Green Fire,” which screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Ohio State’s 2017 Environmental Film Series.

Published in 1949, Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac has “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.”

Details, series schedule. (Photo used with permission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.)

Watch the trailer for ‘Green Fire’

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.

Film series runs on 6 straight Tuesday evenings

Movie clapboard and film reelHere’s the lineup for the Environmental Film Series:

• “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” Jan. 24.

• “Before the Flood,” Jan. 31: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary.

• “Red Gold,” Feb. 7: Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery and the open-pit Pebble mine proposed in the bay’s headwaters.

• “A Race Against Time,” Feb. 14: Solar energy development in India and what’s impeding such development in the U.S.

• “Return of the River,” Feb. 21: The environmental and cultural benefits of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.

• “Uprising,” Feb. 28: America’s dependence on coal plants; China’s impact on the global environment.

Environmental Film Series starts Jan. 24

Green Fire imageOhio State’s 2017 Environmental Film Series kicks off Jan. 24 with a look at legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of the classic A Sand County Almanac.

Called “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” the film starts at 7 p.m. in Room 130 in the university’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, 151 W. Woodruff Ave. in Columbus.

Admission is free and open to the public. Free pizza and beverages will be served at 6:45 p.m. Advance registration isn’t needed.

Read more on the series here.

Big ecological data, big impact

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 for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson

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.

Nov. 10 event will look at new National Ecological Observatory

Fall Colors in Colorado MountainsAn upcoming event at The Ohio State University will feature the ambitious new National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), whose contractor, the Battelle Memorial Institute, is based in Columbus. Read More »

Seats going fast for ‘An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399’

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.