Wednesday, March 16, 2011


NORTHWOOD N.H., April 1 and 2, 2011

Please join Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, the Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (NALMC), the Friends of Northwood Meadows State Park, and the Northwood Conservation Commission in celebrating the first Aldo Leopold Weekend in New Hampshire.

Considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a forester, conservationist, educator, writer, philosopher and outdoor enthusiast. One of Aldo Leopold’s most significant contributions was his vision of a “Land Ethic” expressed in his classic book on conservation, A Sand County Almanac. The Almanac is a collection of nature sketches and philosophical essays recognized as one of the enduring expressions of an ecological attitude toward people and the land.

The Aldo Leopold Weekend in Northwood offers the opportunity to consider and reflect on a land ethic in our local communities. The event culminates in a screening of the first ever full-length, high definition film about Leopold: Green Fire—Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time. The one hour film premiered in February 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attracting 1000 people. The movie explores Aldo Leopold's life in the context of American conservation and environmental history, while also illustrating how Leopold's legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world.

Friday, April 1, 2011
Potluck Supper, followed by a presentation -- Who is Aldo Leopold? -- by UNH Professor of Forest Ecology Dr. Tom Lee, and Public Readings from Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac
Northwood Community Hall, 135 Main Street (Route 107 N), 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

To join us for the potluck, please RSVP to Steve Bailey at In the spirit of the land ethic, please bring a dish to share and your own place setting.

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Bird Walk, Woodcock Sky Dances, and Aldo Leopold Readings with Ellen Snyder and Carl Wallman
Harmony Hill Farm, corner of Harmony Road and Blake’s Hill Road, Northwood, 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Saturday, April 2, 2011
New England Premiere of the Documentary Film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time followed by refreshments and a facilitated discussion led by Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, Route 4, Northwood, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information or if you plan to attend the movie, Green Fire, please contact Carl Wallman, Chair, Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (603-435-5209; or Ellen Snyder, Board Member, Bear-Paw Regional Greenways (603-659-6250;  The sponsors give special thanks to The Aldo Leopold Foundation ( in Baraboo, Wisconsin for providing planning materials, the movie Green Fire, and inspiration for this event.