Tag Archives: environment

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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Excuse me, Mr. President…

I appreciate what you said during a recent interview for Popular Science. I too want to reach the end of my days knowing “the planet’s going to be in pretty good shape” and that I helped keep it that way. But I’m afraid … 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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Monarchs, milkweed and the spirit of Rachel Carson

The piece below was featured as an op-ed by Gary Paul Nabhan in latimes.com on February 23, 2014. I share it with you because Mr. Nabhan speaks so eloquently on leadership and why it is needed in conservation today. Rachel Carson remains … Continue reading

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The New American Center and Conservation

Many of my colleagues are concerned about the future of conservation in America. The funding to do this noble, unselfish work is at risk. We wonder if Americans value conservation enough to continue to pay for it. This anxiety comes … Continue reading

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