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Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic: Values and Perspectives

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March 20, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
426 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI United States


Kristy Beyer

Aldo Leopold was trained as a forester, became a leading naturalist and wildlife biologist, and was an early pioneer in the science of ecology in the 1930’s and 1940’s. He was a prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in scientific journals and popular magazines. His seminal work, A Sand County Almanac, first published in 1948 and re-printed many times since then, has sold over 2 million copies and is considered by many to be the bible of modern environmentalism. This presentation will discuss Leopold’s unifying theme of the land ethic and will explore the importance of values including economics, ecologic concerns and aesthetics in making land management and stewardship decisions, and in determining what kind of legacy we leave as landowners and managers. This session will be presented by Chris Shafer, Professor Emeritus, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Seating is limited. Please call 231-347-1181 to reserve your seat today.

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