Presentation on work of environmentalist Aldo Leopold

Date(s) - Saturday, Nov 09, 2013
1:00 pm

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center


“Axe in Hand: An introductory discussion of ‘Land Ethic’” will be the topic of a program hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

It will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga.

Ben Carpenter, Reinstein Woods naturalist intern, will host. The program will start with an introduction to the written work of Aldo Leopold, an environmentalist considered by many to be the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system. The round table discussion will explore excerpts from his historic text on conservation, A Sand County Almanac.

Group members will be discussing Leopold’s essay, “Land Ethic,” and what its implications are for the contemporary sustainability movement. In 1949, Leopold called for a land ethic that “enlarges the boundaries of the [moral] community to include soils, water, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

The dialogue will be followed by an interpretive walk through Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, with discussion and reflection on themes from the book set in the local and regional contexts.

Light refreshments will be served.

The program is free, but registration is required. To register, call (716) 683-5959.