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. […]

Aldo Leopold and The Birth of the Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold was one of the most talented and important contributors to America’s conservation movement. In the 1920s, he successfully lobbied for the creation of the first wilderness area in the world. In the 1930s, he established the field of game management by championing the […]