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Release No. 1104

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U.S. Forest Service, Partners, to Premiere New Documentary on Aldo Leopold’s Legacy


WASHINGTON, February 3rd, 2011 -- The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Center for Humans and Nature in the first feature-length, high-definition documentary about the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.

 

The film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will premiere on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.

 

“Leopold’s life explorations and vision in the first half of the 20th century are still influencing our agency over 100 years later,” said Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “Leopold’s conservation mission of connecting people to the land is vitally important today and is an inspiration for our future.”

 

Leopold’s Forest Service career started on the Apache National Forest in Arizona. He is the author of “A Sand County Almanac”,published posthumously in 1949.  In recent decades, it has become a catalyst for ecological restoration and community-based conservation.

 

Other “Green Fire” premiere dates and locations include:
      February 28:  Berkeley, Calif.
      March 1:  Baraboo, Wis.
      March 2:  Milwaukee, Wis.
      March 3:  Appleton, Wis.
      March 4:  Madison, Wis.
      March 19:  Washington, D.C.
      April 8-10:  Burlington, Iowa

 

The film will be released on public television in 2012.  Learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation visit www.aldoleopold.org.

 

The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

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