Aldo Leopold: Join the Conversation: Land, People, and Community
“There are two things that interest me. The relationship of people to each other and the relationship of people to land.” — Aldo Leopold
This year (2018) marks the 70th anniversary of Aldo Leopold’s death and completion of A Sand County Almanac. In recognition of this milestone, Virginia’s United Land Trusts (VaULT) in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and local land trusts initiated a series of programs across the Commonwealth, bringing together community leaders and citizens to revisit Leopold’s ideal of weaving a land ethic into the fabric of both our land and society.
Conversations About Land, People, and Community: A Sand County Almanac Revisited will seek to demonstrate how the enduring relevance of Leopold’s message can bring people together to discuss personal and communal land use choices, why we should care, and how a land ethic evolves in a thinking community.
That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology; but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics. That land yields a cultural harvest is a fact long known but latterly forgotten. — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Coverage of the meetings: Clarkson: Aldo Leopold’s writings guide conservation discussions in Virginia
|Event Date||Event Host||Location||Link to event|
|9/17/2017||Capital Region Land Conservancy||REI, Glen Allen||http://www.capitalregionland.org/news-events/|
|9/24/2017||Capital Region Land Conservancy and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden||Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden auditorium||http://www.capitalregionland.org/news-events/|
|10/11/2017||Northern Virginia Conservation Trust||University of Mary Washington, Hurley Convergence Center – Digital Auditorium||http://nvct.org/get-involved/outreach-activities/|
|10/18/2017||Valley Conservation Council||Augusta County Public Library||https://valleyconservation.org/event/aldo-leopold-green-fire-land-ethic-time/|
|10/24/2017||New River Land Trust||Wytheville Community College||http://newriverlandtrust.org/upcoming-events/|
|11/6/2017||Valley Conservation Council||Fincastle Library||https://valleyconservation.org/event/aldo-leopold-green-fire-land-ethic-today/|
|11/8/2017||Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust||25020 Shore Pkwy, Onley, VA 23418||http://www.veslt.org/newsandevents.html|
|1/11/2018||Historic Virginia Land Conservancy and Northern Neck Land Conservancy||Williamsburg Regional Library, Croaker Road, Kitzinger Community Room|
|1/23/2018||Valley Conservation Council||Natural Bridge State Park||valleryconservation.org|
|2/8/2018||Valley Conservation Council||Fincastle Library Book Club||valley conservation.org|
January 28, 2021, VaULT Annual Meeting, Click here to sign up for the VaULT Annual Meeting.
Virtual Land Conservation & Greenways Conference
- April 20 & 21, 2021 – Land Conservation Track
- May 11, 2021 – Greenways & Trails Track