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    We’re MONEP – the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers, based in the Metro St. Louis (Missouri) region. Our group provides a space, in person and online, for individuals to gather and share photos and ideas about photography and nature.

    Take a look around our site to find out more about us and then please consider joining us for one of our monthly meetings.

    Our mission is to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment, provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography as an art form and medium of communication.

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February Meeting

Date: February 20, 2024 via Zoom

Topic: Aldo Leopold, the Land Ethic, and A Sand County Almanac: The makings of a movement

Presenter: Buddy Huffaker, Aldo Leopold Foundation

While Aldo Leopold’s impact on the conservation movement is broad and deep, he is mostly known as the author of the now
classic A Sand County Almanac. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2024, A Sand County Almanac has been translated into sixteen languages and serves as one of the foundational texts for anyone that cares about people and places. But becoming a classic doesn’t happen overnight, it requires great writing, and often a few twists of fate. Join us as Buddy Huffaker, the Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation presents Aldo Leopold, the Land Ethic, and A Sand County Almanac: The makings of a movement. Buddy will provide a quick biographical sketch of Aldo Leopold (but watch GreenFire the Emmy winning documentary for a full biographical profile of Leopold for free) and then focus on the people and events that have kept A Sand County Almanac and the call for a land ethic as relevant as ever.

Buddy Huffaker has served as Executive Director since 1999. Duringhis tenure, the foundation has grown the Leopold Community by protecting the Leopold Shack & Farm (the inspiration and setting for much of the classic A Sand County Almanac) as a National Historic Landmark, constructing the LEED Platinum Aldo Leopold Legacy Center out of trees planted by the Leopold family, producing the Emmy Award winning documentary GreenFire, and supporting ten different foreign translations of A Sand County Almanac. The foundation continues the Leopold family’s commitment to stewardship through the restoration and management of the 4,400- acre Leopold-Pines Conservation Area and by using this experience to inform and inspire other landowners to adopt and implement their own land ethic. Buddy’s leadership in the conservation movement includes service on state and federal advisory committees and participation in three White House Conferences on conservation and environmental education.

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