Aldo Leopold's Legacy: The Land Ethic in Today's World

Aldo Leopold's land ethic is a foundational concept in environmental and conservation movements. What does it mean in today's world? How is it applied to specific conservation efforts? Is it still useful when thinking about urban experiences of nature? We draw on the experiences of several experts on modern environmentalism to contemplate the impact and ongoing legacy of the land ethic. This course is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Arboretum.

At a glance

What: Aldo Leopold's Legacy: The Land Ethic in Today's World

When: Last offered Apr 6, 2017. Check back for next offering.

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $50

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructors: Marian Farrior, Michael Hansen, Curt Meine, Paul Robbins, Bill Tishler, Monica White

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For additional information, contact Kim Seymour: 608-262-3731

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Meet your instructors

Marian Farrior (MS, Slippery Rock University) is an environmental educator and consultant. She works at UW-Madison Arboretum, providing leadership training in ecological restoration. She has a degree in Sustainable Systems, and is a certified permaculture teacher, gardener, and volunteer WI Master Naturalist.

Michael Hansen is the land care manager of the UW-Madison Arboretum, where, among other duties, he oversees the prescribed burning program each spring.

Curt Meine (PhD), Aldo Leopold's most significant biographer, is a conservation biologist, historian, and writer. Meine's career in conservation has included projects in areas such as biodiversity conservation planning, sustainable agriculture, the development of community-based conservation programs, and much more.

Paul Robbins (BS, UW-Madison) is the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. His research focuses on human interactions with nature and the politics of natural resource management. His most recent book is Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are.

Bill Tishler is professor emeritus of landscape architecture. He has lectured widely, is an award-winning author, and has won numerous teaching awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the National Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Monica White is an assistant professor of environmental justice at UW-Madison. She researches communities of color and grassroots organizations involved in the development of sustainable community food systems. She is currently working on the book Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement: 1880-2010.