Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, Walt Bresette, and You
In these times of rapid social and environmental change, it is especially important that we take time to consider the conservation connections in our history, and that we will need to make for the future. In the north country, we are fortunate to be heirs to the legacies of Leopold, Olson, Bressette, and so many more. Now the time has come for a new generation to build upon those legacies and to make new connections for the good of our planet, our communities, and the land that sustains us all.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist and writer based in Sauk County, Wisconsin. He serves as senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Center for Humans and Nature; as research associate with the International Crane Foundation; and as adjunct associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as on-screen guide in the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2011). Meine has authored and edited several books, including the award-winning biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (2010) and The Driftless Reader (2017). In his home landscape, he is a founding member of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance.
This event is hosted by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and the Northland College Natural Resources Department.