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Friday, June 1 and June 2, 2018
Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Highway 131, La Farge, WI 54639
Fee: $35

Nothing so important as an ethic is ever written…it evolves in the minds of a thinking community.

– Aldo Leopold

Valley Stewardship Network, Friends of Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the The Prairie Enthusiasts’ Coulee Region Chapter, in conjunction with the Aldo Leopold Center, will sponsor a Land Ethic Leaders workshop on June 1 and 2, 2018 at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve’s Visitor Center near La Farge, Wisconsin.
In A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold set forth his most enduring idea, the “land ethic,” as a consideration of our moral responsibility to the natural world. This workshop will utilize the land ethic concept and Leopold’s “Observe, Participate and Reflect” framework to facilitate dialogue about the meaning and value of conservation in today’s world.
During the Land Ethic Leaders workshop, participants will explore and deepen their own land ethic through outdoor observation, engaging activities, reflective discussions and environmental service. Participants will walk away with new relationships, tools, and ideas to bring the land ethic idea back home.
The Land Ethic Leaders workshop will open Friday evening, June 1, with a showing of the Leopold documentary, Green Fire, followed on Saturday with learning activities and related discussions.
The workshop is NOW open to all community members. There is a $35 per participant fee to help cover the costs of workshop resources, materials and food.  Participants are also responsible for their own travel and lodging. Pre-registration is required as workshop openings are limited. Online registration will open on Monday April 9, 2018 at

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Now is a great time to join Valley Stewardship Network. We’d love to learn about your conservation interests and see how we might be able to help. You can join today or at this event, our annual meeting.