|Snowy Egrets by Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR|
Alabama teaches him deeper understandings of nature and its most ruthless predators.
Readers will also share insights on two related essays: "Thinking Like a Mountain" by Aldo Leopold, an early founder of the land conservation movement, and "Once and Future Land Ethic," by Dr. Curt Meine, senior fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Both essays can be accessed online at http://AmericasWildlife.org/WildRead
The online discussions of the essays and Anthill will begin May 8, and May 22 respectively. Conservation writers Curt Meine and Will Stolzenburg (author of Where the Wild Things Were) and other scholars, poets, and even an ant expert, will moderate the virtual book club organized by the Service's National Conservation Training Center. A complete list of moderators and discussion questions is available at the link above.
America's Wild Read will culminate the week of July 10 when the National Wildlife Refuge System unveils its new 10-year vision, Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, during a
conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, near Aldo Leopold's family home. The conference will feature a live Wild Read dialogue for readers attending the event and readers participating via the Web.
Learn more about the effort to craft a renewed vision for the Refuge System at http://americaswildlife.org/.
For more information on projects by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit http://www.fws.gov/.