Film examines conservationist’s life, contributions


NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Wayne National Forest and Twin City Opera House, in McConnelsville, will host a free screening Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. of the new film Green Fire. The movie is the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.

The film explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature.


Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist and wilderness advocate.

Green Fire illustrates Leopold’s continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They ll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts.

They’ll meet wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived.


Learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Green Fire movie at

For more Wayne National Forest information, visit us at or contact a local Wayne National Forest office in Nelsonville, 740-753-0101; Pedro, 740-534-6500; Marietta, 740-373-9055.


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