First Annual Leopold Lecture Featuring Barry Lopez


Update: Thank you to all who attended our First Annual Leopold Lecture and for your continued support. It was a great success! 

Weren't able to attend? Read the opening remarks from our Secretary, John W. Byram (Click Here). 


THE LEOPOLD WRITING PROGRAM builds on Aldo Leopold’s legacy as a writer by inspiring the next generation of leaders to participate in the evolution of environmental ethics through the written word. The 6th - 12th grade winners of the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest will receive their awards from Mr. Lopez prior to the lecture.

First Annual Leopold Lecture Featuring Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is the author of 14 works of fiction and nonfiction, and he has traveled through more than 80 countries in the course of his work. His books include Of Wolves and Men, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Arctic Dreams, a National Book Award winner. He is also the author of Crow and Weasel, an allegory set in myth time and a New York Times bestseller. Among his short story collections are Light Action in the Caribbean and Resistance. He is the recipient of numerous literary and cultural honors, including Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundation fellowships, and awards from the Association of American Geographers, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The New York Public Library, and the Explorers Club.

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