LSR Preserve to Host Fifth Book Club Discussion

March 2, 2010
Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott extends an invitation to local residents to join an upcoming Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Preserve book club discussion on A Sand County Almanac, a non-fiction book containing conservation essays by forester, ecologist and author Aldo Leopold. The book club discussion will take place on Thursday, March 11, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the historic Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Established in the summer of 2009 to inspire a spirit of conversation stewardship, the LSR Preserve book club is designed to explore literature that examines our human connection to the natural world. This will be the fifth LSR Preserve book club discussion, and the third one to take place in collaboration with The Murie Center.

Aldo Leopold, forester American ecologist, and environmentalist. A Sand County Almanac is considered to be a quintessential collection of essays about the American conservation movement. In his book, Aldo Leopold describes the land around his home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, which had been logged, repeatedly burned by fires, overgrazed by dairy cows, and left barren. Leopold provides his thoughts, philosophy and theories about our American land ethic and our responsibility to the natural world. A Sand County Almanac was edited and published by Leopold’s son, Luna, after his father’s death in 1948. Another son, A. Starker Leopold, was also an author, as well as a wildlife biologist, and professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In tribute to his thoughtful conservation work and writings, Aldo Leopold’s landmark book will be used as a springboard for discussions about wilderness and conservation ethics.

Please RSVP to attend the book discussion, as space is limited. To sign up for the discussion, or learn more about the book club and the upcoming meeting, please call Grand Teton National Park at 307.739.3656.