Green Fire and Panel Discussion (Dec 5)

November 29th, 2012

Save the date to attend a special screening of Green Fire, a feature-length documentary film about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold. The film is narrated by Curt Meine, Nelson Institute alumnus and Leopold Scholar.  Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dick Cates, CIAS. Scheduled panelists include:

  • Paul Johnson, past chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Curt Meine, Aldo Leopold Biographer and Scholar
  • Stanley Temple, Emeritus Leopold Chair in Wildlife Ecology
  • Joy Zedler, Professor of Botany and Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology
  • Michael Bell, CIAS Director 

What:  Green Fire, Agriculture and the Land Ethic: Leopold’s Legacy, Screening and Panel Discussion 

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (7:00 PM) 
Where:  Biochemistry, Room 1125 (420 Henry Mall)
This event, a CIAS Culture of Agriculture event, is free and open to the public. 
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”
–Aldo Leopold, “Thinking Like a Mountain,” Sand County Almanac with Essays on Conservation from Round River
Of related interest do consult the Aldo Leopold Archives, UW Digital Collections.