Finding their conservation roots

I was thrilled to be invited to contribute to The Forest History Society’s “Conversations in Forest History” series. I have been fascinated by the question of “nature vs. nurture” and their impacts on the youngsters that would later become champions of conservation, which this talk explores.

Episode One – Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold was a visionary forester, wilderness advocate, watershed expert and pioneer in land restoration. His life’s work culminated in the development of a “land ethic”, one that encouraged us to look at land not as a commodity, but a community to which we belong. […]