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GREEN FIRE explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today.  The film shares highlights from Leopold's life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement.  It also illustrates Leopold's continuing influence, exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level.
 
Meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration.  Meet ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties, and with the neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. Meet wildlife biologists who are bringing threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, back to the landscapes where they once thrived.  And learn how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties all of these modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration and insight for the future.

57 minutes
Close captioned

Directed by Ann Dunsky, Steven Dunsky, David Steinke
Produced by Aldo Leopold Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Center for Humans and Nature
Executive Producer: Buddy Huffaker
Editor: Ann Dunsky
Writer: Stephen Most
Narrator/Guide: Curt Meine
Voice of Aldo Leopold: Peter Coyote
Original Score: Tom Disher



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Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Emmy Award,
Best Historical Documentary,

Chicago/Midwest Chapter
CINE Golden Eagle Award