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Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration at Arizona State Parks

 Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration at Arizona State Parks

In March of 2009 the states of Arizona and New Mexico, in conjunction with the Aldo Leopold Foundation will kick off a yearlong celebration of Aldo Leopold’s arrival in the southwest (in Springerville Arizona in 1909). Arizona State Parks is holding special centennial events at 8 parks over the next year.

Aldo Leopold was an ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. For a good introduction to Leopold’s time in Arizona check out “Aldo Leopold’s Southwest,” a collection of 26 essays by Leopold, edited by David Brown & Neil Carmony. Leopold’s most famous book, “A Sand County Almanac,” contains insightful and moving essays related to his Wisconsin experiences. His biography is called “Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire.”
The goal of the centennial celebration is to promote Leopold’s vision that an ethical relationship with the land is essential to a vibrant and healthy community. The theme of this yearlong celebration is the relevance of Leopold’s Land Ethic to how we address today’s pressing environmental issues and make policy decisions about our future. Our goal is to engage the citizens of our community in the meaningful commitment to promise our children the inheritance of a beautiful and healthy physical environment.  See full details on each event.
Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration 2009
April 4, 2009 Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
April 19, 2009 Oracle State Park
May 28, 2009 Open Space Conference (Phoenix)
June 6, 2009 Kartchner Caverns State Park
August 15, 2009 Lyman Lake State Park
September 20, 2009 Red Rock State Park
October 3, 2009 Oracle State Park
November 28, 2009 Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
February 13, 2010 McFarland State Historic Park
March 6, 2010 Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

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