Sheriff's Meadow Foundation to Host Screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time."
Sheriff's Meadow Foundation is pleased to announce that, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm, the film "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time" will be shown at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center at the Tisbury Marketplace on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. This film is being shown in local partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society and the Vineyard Conservation Society "Green on Screen" program and in national partnership with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature and the U.S. Forest Service.
The film costs $7 for members of the Vineyard Conservation Society or the Martha's Vineyard Film Society and $10 for non-members. The public is welcome.
For more information, we invite you to visit these the websites of these partner organizations:
Below is the press release for the event:
For Immediate Release
January 3, 2013
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation to Screen Aldo Leopold Documentary
Conservationist, forester, wilderness advocate, ecologist and author, Aldo Leopold is one of the leading figures in the history of American conservation and Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is honored to be screening a documentary film about him.Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation will present the film in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and with the Vineyard Conservation Society “Green on Screen” program.
At 4:00 pm Saturday, January 12, 2013, the film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will be screened at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at the Tisbury Marketplace on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. The film is a documentary about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold. The film was produced by a partnership of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The cost of the film is $7 for members of either the Vineyard Conservation Society or the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, and $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend. A discussion session will follow the film.
The author of A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold was born in 1887 in Burlington, Iowa. He graduated from the Yale School of Forestry in 1909 and joined the new U.S. Forest Service as a forester. Risking quickly through the ranks, at age 24 he became Supervisor of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. In this role, he became an early advocate for wilderness. In 1922 Leopold advocated that the Gila National Forest be managed as a wilderness area, and in 1924 this area became the first to receive an official wilderness designation. In 1924, Leopold was transferred to Madison, Wisconsin. In 1933, he published the first textbook on wildlife management and, hired by the University of Wisconsin, became the nation’s first professor of wildlife management and ecology. In 1935, Leopold bought an old farm on the Wisconsin River and restored and cared for this farmland with his family. He finished A Sand County Almanac in 1947 and the book was published posthumously.
A feature-length documentary, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time describes the life and the work of Aldo Leopold and portrays the way Leopold’s call for a “land ethic” relates to the conservation issues of today. Emmy award winning narrator Peter Coyote supplies his voice for that of Aldo Leopold, and Curt Meine, Leopold’s biographer, serves as an on-screen guide. The film was directed and edited by the husband and wife team of Steven and Ann Dunsky, film producers with the U.S. Forest Service, directed as well by David Steinke, an assistant director for public affairs with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, and written by Stephen Most, writer and producer of the documentary River of Renewal and playwright of Forces of Nature.
“We are honored to be presenting this film about Aldo Leopold,” stated Adam Moore, Executive Director of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. “Leopold is a pillar of American conservation and I believe that people will find his words and his work to be inspirational.”
The film is being screened as part of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s new education program. The new program is designed to reach out, in an educational way, to people of all ages in the community. Future programs will include outdoor education programs for schoolchildren at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary and at other properties, films such as the Leopold film and perhaps others, speaking programs, and guided nature walks.
Sheriff’s Meadow encourages those with an interest in Leopold to watch the film on Saturday the 12th at 4:00 pm. Those with questions are encouraged to contact Mr. Moore at (508) 693-5207. For more information, please visit the websites listed below:
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