Land Ethic Leaders Cultivate Land Conservation

Newly Graduated Land Ethic Leaders at NCTC // Photo Credit: Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation, in partnership with the National Conservation Training Center’s (NCTC) Division of Education Outreach, and the National Wildlife Refuge System, held a Land Ethic Leaders session with 20 participants at NCTC in late May. The Aldo Leopold Foundation's mission is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship, and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation.

Participants for the Land Ethic Leaders included Service staff, as well as conservation professionals, educators, college students, and community environmental leaders from the Washington metropolitan area. The three-day session built new relationships and developed stronger environmental values and actions. Participants watched the film, "Green Fire," about Leopold and his ideas, and completed a service project on the grounds of NCTC. By the end of the session, the new Land Ethic Leaders were recharged, revitalized, and had connected more deeply with the natural world. Other Land Ethic Leaders sessions are being offered at Service Refuges throughout the country.

 -- published --  June 5, 2013
 -- photo credit --  Aldo Leopold Foundation

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