Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Documentary Film Connects Leopold to Modern Conservation Efforts at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Jamestown, KY - On November 9, 2012, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) will host a free screening of a new film called Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold's life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.
Green Fire is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The 72 minute film shares highlights from Leopold's life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
Beginning at 1 p.m. CST, the documentary illustrates Leopold's continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They'll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. They'll meet wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived. The Green Fire film portrays how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land-his call for a land ethic-ties all of these modern conservation stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future. Leopold's ideas remain relevant today, continuing to inspire projects nationwide that connect communities with the natural world.
Learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Green Fire movie at www.aldoleopold.org
Wolf Creek NFH utilizes the film as an outreach tool to renew partner organizations relationships with existing contacts and constituents. For more information on the Green Fire documentary, please contact: Kristi Pupak, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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