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.
6,500 acre Grafton Forest Wilderness adjacent to Appalachian Trail preserves open forest Grafton Forest Wilderness Preserve. ©2022 Northeast Wilderness Trust. The Northeast Wilderness Trust quite fittingly celebrated its 20th Anniversary by announcing the largest single land purchase in its history — 6,045 acres to be known as […]
One of the greatest contributors to the 20th century American conservation movement has also been one of the most overlooked.
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 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 […]