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Trail Works to present film on noted ecologist:

Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester and environmentalist. He is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold over two million copies. He was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement.

Aldo Leopold’s legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world. Green Fire is more than a biography of the great conservationist. It explores the influence of his ideas that have shaped the conservation movement as we know it today.

On Tuesday, April 24th Trial Works will show the "Green Fire" a film about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold, at the Ohmann Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the Forever Wild for Everyone program and other trail building projects. Mark your calendars now for this event and in the meantime - check out A Sand County Almanac as recommended reading.

Book Review, Sand County Almanac and Film Showing

submitted by Mark DeCracker, Trail Works Board Member

I just got done watching the "Green Fire" the story of Aldo Leopold. Perhaps you have never heard of Aldo Leopold, but when you have, you will realize what an impact he has had on the modern land ethic. Perhaps my love of the outdoors can be traced to my freshman year at Finger Lakes Community College. One of the books we were required to read was the Sand County Almanac, Recently while cleaning up my basement I came across a book called Wilderness Visionary. This book was about the most influential writers of the wilderness preservation over the last 180 years. There are familiar names like Henry David Thoreau and John Muir, but this list of authors also includes Aldo Leopold. After I read Wilderness Visionary I found my original copy of Sand County Almanac, which I haven't read since I was 18 years old. As I started reading I came across many places where I had underlined in the book. It all started to become clear to me where my roots where established. my love of the outdoors, wildflowers, cross country skiing, hiking and photography. You never know when a seed is planted when it is going to grow, for me it was recently with the Forever Wild for Everyone program. Little did I know that Aldo Leopold’s vision would come to fruition through my eyes today. I remember spending a weekend while in college in the Apache National Forest in Arizona up on high ridge and being in awe. On that high ridge with the wind blowing through the Ponderosa pines, little did I know on that day that I was walking in the footstep of Aldo Leopold and the "Green Fire."

On Tuesday, April 24th Trial Works will show the "Green Fire" a film about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold, at the Ohmann Theater at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the Forever Wild for Everyone program and other trail building projects.

When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”

“My favorite quote: The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land... In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.”

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2 Comments to "Green Fire at the Ohmann Theatre"

  1. Videomark Said,

    Fantastic documentary and fantastic turnout. I would like to thank everyone who came out to the screening tonight.

    Posted on Tue Apr 24, 11:44:00 PM EDT

     
  2. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    It's great to hear that there was a solid turnout. I wish I had been able to see Green Fire on the big screen--the Ohmann is an awesome venue.

    Posted on Thu Apr 26, 05:56:00 AM EDT

     

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