By Siddharth Vodnala, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Buddy Huffaker, president and executive director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will discuss his experiences and best practices in ecological land management, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in 21 Goertzen Hall on the WSU Pullman campus.
Huffaker will lecture on “The Aldo Leopold Foundation: Land Ethic in the 21th Century.” He will address the challenges faced by private forest landowners and offer insights into contemporary land ethic practices.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation, established by the five children of renowned naturalist and writer Aldo Leopold and based in Baraboo, Wisconsin, works to inspire an ethical relationship between people and nature and advance a conservation ethic across the world.
In 1949 Leopold wrote the best‑selling book A Sand County Almanac, which helped awaken an ecological conscience in several generations of people around the world. The Aldo Leopold foundation runs education and outreach programs to spread Leopold’s idea of a land ethic, which is a moral code of conduct for relationships between people and land.
Apart from managing the historic Leopold Shack property and 600 surrounding acres, Huffaker works with neighboring landowners on the 10,000 acre Leopold/Pine Island Important Bird Area.
Huffaker, who has a background in landscape architecture and plant ecology, has been recognized as a leading voice on the important role for ethics to guide humanity’s relationship with nature. He has participated in three White House conferences on conservation and environmental education and has been recognized as an executive scholar in not‑for‑profit management by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
This guest lecture is supported by the Tony Callison Memorial Fund, the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO) and the School of the Environment.
For more information, see the WSU School of Design and Construction website.