Saturday, April 30, 2011

WILD READ Essay Discussion Begins Tomorrow - Curt Meine as Moderator

Curt Meine, Director for Conservation Biology and History at the Center for Humans and Nature and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation, will moderate our discussions beginning tomorrow. He will post questions and stories which will stimulate conversation about our two featured essays - Aldo Leopold's "Thinking Like a Mountain" from the book, A Sand County Almanac (Oxford U. Press, 1949) and his own essay "The Once and Future Land Ethic" from his book Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation (Island Press, 2004). Discussion will ebb and flow around thoughts and ideas as we read these essays and intersect with visions of the National Wildlife Refuges and American conservation going forward. Leave comments and be a part of America's WILD READ! Will Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators and the forthcoming Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue, will moderate next week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dueling Essays: Aldo Leopold's "Thinking Like a Mountain" and Curt Meine's "The Once and Future Land Ethic" - Blog Discussion Begins May 1, 2011

Guest moderator William Stolzenburg will post ideas and observations about Aldo Leopold's "Thinking Like a Mountain" essay from the book, A Sand County Almanac (Oxford U. Press, 1949). We will also read Curt Meine's "The Once and Future Land Ethic" from his book Correction Lines: Essays of Land, Leopold, and Conservation (Island Press, 2004) and discuss how these two essays intersect as we scope out the future of wildlife refuges and American conservation (all essays and image above reproduced by permission of the publishers).   Comments are welcome prior to our discussion or email us at library@fws.gov.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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