“Green Fire” Traces Aldo Leopolds Land Ethic

Free Screening of Documentary October 23, 2012

“Conservation will ultimately boil down to…the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” Aldo Leopold, Conservation Economics (1934)

See the first full-length, documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy! Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world. Leopold’s ideas remain relevant today, continuing to inspire projects nationwide that connect people and land.

Aldo Leopold was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and environmentatlist.  He is credited as the father of wildlife managment, but is best knowed for his book Sand County Almanac.  Born and raised in Iowa, Leopold began working for the U. S. Forest Service in 1909 after graduating from the Yale School of Forestry.  After working in Arizona and New Mexico, Leopold transferred to Wisconsin in 1924.  There he began teaching wildlife management at the University of Wisconsin and implementing his land ethic on a worn out farm he and his wife purchased.  He died in 1948, a year before Sand County Almanac was published, but continues to influence foresters, wildlife managers, and landowners around the world.