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Documentary on Aldo Leopold Showing at UW Education Auditorium


January 19, 2012 — "Green Fire," the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. inside the University of Wyoming Education auditorium.

Medicine Bow National Forest and the UW Student Activities Center will host a free screening of the film. 

The film highlights Leopold's life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the 20th century and how Leopold still inspires people today. Best known as the author of the conservation classic "A Sand County Almanac," Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist and wilderness advocate.

"Aldo Leopold's legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world," says Aldo Leopold Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker. "What is exciting about 'Green Fire' is that it is more than just a documentary about Aldo Leopold; it also explores the influence his ideas have had in shaping the conservation movement as we know it today."

By exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level, "Green Fire" illustrates Leopold's continuing influence . The film portrays Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land and provides inspiration and insight for the future of rebounding endangered species such as whooping cranes.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Baraboo, Wis., distributes the film. Learn more about the foundation and "Green Fire" at www.aldoleopold.org.

For more information, contact Larry Sandoval (Medicine Bow National Forest) at (307) 745-2300 or the Student Activities Council at sac@uwyo.edu

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Endangered species such as whooping cranes are featured in "Green Fire," the documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film will be shown Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Education auditorium.

 

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