Leopold Scholar to review “A Sand County Almanac”

Cristina Eisenberg (courtesy photo)

Cristina Eisenberg, OSU College of Forestry, will be reviewing “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold, on Jan. 11 at noon, as part of the Random Reviews series at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.

This event will take place on the 125th anniversary of Leopold’s birth. His ethics of the environment and wildlife preservation helped shape the conservation movement in this country, and his book of essays is recognized as one of the finest pieces of nature writing since Thoreau’s “Walden”. Following the seasons, Leopold’s month-to-month observations describe his walks through the Wisconsin landscape where he lived. “A Sand County Almanac” has been in continuous publication since its release in 1949, has had over two million copies printed, and has been translated into nine languages.

Cristina Eisenberg is an Aldo Leopold scholar who was mentored by Nina Leopold, Aldo’s daughter. She will be showing some archival photos of Leopold and images she took at his property. She is especially interested in helping advance his land ethic by fostering an interdisciplinary approach to science. Eisenberg is a conservation biologist in the College of Forestry at OSU and is the research director of the High Lonesome Ranch in Colorado. Her research on wolves was featured in the March 2010 issue of National Geographic and her book, “The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity”, was published in 2010 by Island Press.

The Random Reviews series is sponsored by Friends of the Library. A sign language interpreter can be provided with 48 hours’ notice. Please call 541-766-6928 to arrange this service.


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