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To Reach Our Climate Mitigation Goal, We Must Grow the Market for Natural Solutions

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Making choices is what distinguishes us as humans. 1,054 more words

Climate Change

Creating State Parks for Wisconsin

A month or more ago, I wrote a Monday Morning blogpost about a lovely late fall day in Peninsula State Park, and I knew then I’d be writing again about that wonderful Wisconsin resource before long. 1,012 more words

Natural Resources

Walking through Leopold's Vision

On our way out of town and out of Wisconsin, we stopped at the Leopold Center in Baraboo. (Yes, that Leopold – to those of you who remember reading the… 511 more words

Not Sonoma County

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The headline above is from the blog Walking through Sonoma County . . . mostly; more about that in a minute. I've always wanted to write about Aldo Leopold, as a genuine Wisconsin conservation hero, but have felt intimidated by the task. How do you write about someone whose legacy is a mile wide, and deep too, throughout America, not just Wisconsin? Someone whose already been the subject, surely, of hundreds of thousands of written words? [caption id="attachment_858" align="alignright" width="222"]Aldo Leopold (Photo courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation) Aldo Leopold (Photo courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation)[/caption] Then I discovered a "walking blog," kept by California walker and blogger Lynn Millar, whose travels brought her to Wisconsin last summer for a couple of walks, one of them at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. So today I'm re-blogging her post about it. [That means this post you're reading will transition into the beginning of Lynn's post - "Walking Through Leopold's Vision." If you click on "view original post," you'll be transported directly to her blog, for the rest of it.] But first, I'd like to share just a few highlights from Leopold's deep, wide legacy to bolster the claims I've made above. Learning about Leopold's Legacy In 1924 the Gila Wilderness in northern New Mexico became the first designated wilderness area on the planet. This happened, according to Wilderness.net, because of the vision and persistence of Leopold, then a relatively young man working for the U.S. Forest Service in the Southwest. In 1935 The Wilderness Society was established, Aldo Leopold among the founders. By that time he was already working in Wisconsin, where in 1933 he had published the first textbook in the field of wildlife management. That same year, the University of Wisconsin had created the nation's first chair in game management for its new teacher, Professor Aldo Leopold. A California Walker Blogs about the Legacy There's a lot more, but that's enough for now. Here's a word about Lynn Millar's blog.  Her title says it best:  she takes walks and writes about them. She makes the point that these are not 'hikes,' but short, flat 'walks.' Most of them are in Sonoma County; overwhelmingly they seem to be in California. I found some in Oregon, and this past summer she posted about walking in Chicago and southern Wisconsin. If you're a true walker, you'll enjoy a look at this blog even if you never set foot on any of the particular paths described. Of course, if you're in Wisconsin, wouldn't you want to follow Lynn as she went -- Walking Through Leopold's Vision . . . ?          . . . . from Lynn Millar:

Tug of war over 46-acre Martin scrub at heart of state land conservation fight

You could call Jeff Wittman an eternal optimist.

The Hobe Sound resident never has stopped believing that a 46-acre chunk of Florida scrub wilderness between U.S. 603 more words


Calumet Outdoor Series - October Hike at Tryon Farm

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 Tryon Farm Institute hosted the Calumet Outdoor Series hikers along the Tryon Farm 5K ‘Red Trail.’ President of TFI, Scott Kuchta, co-led the hike along with new TFI Governing Member, Steve Sass – President of the… 344 more words

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The  Facebook winner of  an original silk painting is Jeffrey T Rice. To everyone  who took part in the preservation of Pointe Sable in Saint Lucia, I would  like  to thank you. 25 more words