The GREEN FIRE Film Project
…with NM Michigan Invasive Species Network…
“Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”
Saturday, April 19th 4:00-6:00pm
@ Frankfort’s GARDEN THEATER
$5 Suggested DONATION
The Friends of Betsie Bay are pleased to host a joint community effort with our partners, the NW Michigan Invasive Species Network/ISN, for an afternoon showing of an excellent documentary film project focusing on the challenges and necessity of conservation efforts and the joint efforts of ISN and the Friends of Betsie Bay with a brief intermission panel discussion of area experts. ISN is a part of the Michigan Invasive Species Coalition and their mission is “Protecting, enhancing, and promoting Northwest Michigan’s natural communities through terrestrial invasive plant management and outreach.”
Check out their website: habitatmatters.org.
Aldo Leopold is considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system. He was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. Leopold’s collection of essays, A Sand County Almanac, is one of the most respected books about the environment ever published. The documentary, Green Fire, was produced in partnerships with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s
idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community. See: greenfiremovie.com.