Instructor: Stephen B. Jones, PhD
Aldo Leopold, America’s premier mid-twentieth century conservation philosopher and practitioner, published his “classic statement of the joy and beauty found in a style of life that protects the environment,” A Sand County Almanac, in 1949. Leopold observed, “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.” Each participant will acquire a copy of A Sand County Almanac and come prepared to discuss the indicated chapters/pages. Like Leopold, the instructor views his relationship to the land and Nature as spiritual, a sacred commitment to Earth stewardship. His original 1969 copy of the book is frayed, page-worn, heavily highlighted, and held together by rubber bands. Used copies of this book are available from Amazon.