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LAND ETHICS EVOLVING: Conservation in a Time of Rapid Social and Environmental Change

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm

Dr. Curt Meine – Conservationist, biologist, environmental historian and Aldo Leopold – biographer presents:

LAND ETHICS EVOLVING: Conservation in a Time of Rapid Social and Environmental Change

Aldo Leopold composed his landmark essay “The Land Ethic” in 1948 during a time of change and crisis in conservation and in the world. Leopold realized that “nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written.’”  It must evolve continually to meet changing conditions and accommodate new understanding. Meine brings his unique perspective as an authority on Leopold’s life and philosophy to reflect on how we can orient ourselves and our movements for change amid these rapidly shifting realities. Join us as he discusses how the next generation of conservationists can face these tremendous challenges, create opportunities, and contribute to the further evolution of a guiding ethic.

Brought to you by the ISU Horticulture Center and Illinois Wesleyan University, in collaboration with Illinois Wild Ones, Parklands Foundation, Ecology Action Center, ISU Office of Sustainability, John Wesley Powell Audubon, IWU Environmental Studies program, IWU Beach Lewis Fund, University of Illinois McLean County Extension, ISU Department of History, CeMAST, ISU Department of Agriculture, George Farnsworth, The Roger C. and M. Rebecca Anderson Natural History Endowment Fund, and the College of Applied Science and Technology.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, please contact the Horticulture Center at (309) 438-3496. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. The Department of Agriculture is one of eight departments and schools within the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.


Thursday, April 14
7:30 pm