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Screening, panel discussion of film ‘Green Fire’ about environmentalist Aldo Leopold set March 16 at Idaho State University

Posted February 15, 2012

A special screening and panel discussion of the film "Green Fire," about the vision of pioneer environmentalist Aldo Leopold, will be held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Salmon River Room.

This event is co-sponsored by ISU's Department of English and Philosophy and the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society. Admission is free.

Leopold began his career working for the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona and New Mexico and went on to publish the first textbook of ecological management while teaching at the University of Wisconsin.

While at UW he developed his famous land ethic and wrote "A Sand County Almanac," a seasonal account of life in a reclaimed wilderness area that had been damaged by unsustainable agricultural practices.

Following the 70-minute film, the following panelists will discuss the science, politics and art of Leopold's work:

• Steven Hall, Ph.D. candidate in English at ISU;

• Brent Larson, forest supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest;

• Donna Lybecker, associate professor of political science at ISU; and

• Chuck Trost, professor emeritus of biological sciences at ISU and founder of Portneuf Valley Audubon Society.

The discussion will be moderated by Curt Whitaker, associate professor of English at ISU and PVAS board member.