Thursday, September 3 - Morrison Center

Think Like a Mountain –
Aldo Leopold and the Development of the National Forest System and Wilderness areas in South West

By Jack L. Carter, Prof. Emeritus, Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecology, private land management, environmental history, literature, education, esthetics, and ethics.

Jack L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, Colorado College, will address several basic questions concerning the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold. As we examine the wilderness areas of the Southwest are we reaching the objectives Leopold anticipated for these lands? If Leopold could join us today would he be pleased with our conservation effort as a nation? Where have we been successful and where have we failed?
Jack L. Carter is the author of Colorado Trees and Shrubs (illustrated by Marjorie Leggitt). He will sign his book at the
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m