Aldo Leopold was the first to admit that his thinking about land and life had evolved greatly from his experiences. Come join us as Steve Morgan portrays Aldo Leopold and weaves a journey of learning about the land and life through his words. Registration Required: $14 (10% discount for members) - $8 students.
The Highlands Center is a local non-profit organization offering community events and nature-based education in the beautiful Prescott National Forest. The Highlands Center is supported by community members, and donors, as well as many dedicated and hard-working volunteers. It offers a variety of programs, camps, lectures, workshops, special events, and other activities to the community year-round. This year the Highlands Center re-introduces the Chautauqua Series to celebrate the lives of some of our greatest naturalist authors and conservationists.
About Aldo Leopold
In 1909, Leopold was assigned to the Forest Service's District 3 in the Arizona and New Mexico territories. At first, he was a forest assistant at the Apache National Forest in the Arizona Territory. In 1911, he was transferred to the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Leopold's career, which kept him in New Mexico until 1924, included developing the first comprehensive management plan for the Grand Canyon, writing the Forest Service's first game and fish handbook, and proposing the Gila Wilderness Area, which was the first national wilderness area in the Forest Service system. By the early 1920s, Leopold had concluded that a particular kind of preservation should be embraced in the national forests of the American West. He was prompted to this by the rampant building of roads to accommodate the "proliferation of the automobile" and the related increasingly heavy recreational demands placed on public lands. He was the first to employ the term "wilderness" to describe such preservation.
Aldo Leopold is still considered the most important conservationist of the 20th century because his ideas are so relevant to the environmental issues of our time. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management, and the science of ecological restoration. He is best known for his classic book, A Sand County Almanac, which still inspires us to see the natural world as a community to which we belong.
About Steve Morgan (Who Portrays Leopold)
Steve Morgan is a Licensed Landscape Architect Naturalist, Educator, Steel Designer & Fabricator. For the past 18 years, Steve has focused on creating landscapes with plant species that are native to the southwest region, and particularly those found in the Central Highlands. His specialties include entries, habitat gardens, water features, creating outdoor living spaces, and water harvesting. He was the designer of several highly successful school habitat gardens in Central Arizona. These were developed in partnership with the Highlands Center for Natural History. His work has been featured in both Sunset Magazine and Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine. He taught for 15 years as an adjunct instructor at Yavapai College where his focus was on Landscape Design courses for the homeowner. Steve continues to teach at a variety of public events throughout the southwest.
Location: Street: 1375 Walker Rd Additional: City: Prescott, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 86302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)