Category Archives: Anthropocene

Our Oldest Task

In 1938 the father of Nature conservation, Aldo Leopold, put his finger on a problem I’d like to discuss with you today. He wrote: “Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice … Continue reading

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The Future Work of Conservationists?

What role might conservationists play in the future of humanity? Conservation is a means to an end. Conservation cannot and is not disconnected from human activities. We conservationists do not ask questions and test assumptions for mere entertainment. There is … Continue reading

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A Legend Remembered

On May 26, 2016 an American conservation legend passed. Jack Ward Thomas represents perhaps the most successful conservationist of the post-Leopoldian generation. In the 1940s, Aldo Leopold helped us be aware every “cog and wheel” in Nature had value. Since … Continue reading

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To Lead, Understand Others

I love my children. Like most everyone, I want a healthy planet so our children might live healthy, fulfilling lives. And their children, their children’s children and so forth. This post is the 3rd in a series dedicated to exploring … Continue reading

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A Call for Leadership

I love my children, and like many of you I want a healthy planet so the next generation might live healthy, fulfilling lives – and their children, their children’s children and so forth. But that future is in doubt. This … Continue reading

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The Greatest Challenge of Our Time

In one of my favorite passages from A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold describes his aspirations for his children. I have congenital hunting fever and three sons. As little tots, they spent their time playing with my decoys and scouring … Continue reading

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