Prof. Silvia Secchi Discusses, "A Sand County Almanac," on Iowa Public Radio

Apr 09, 2020

Prof. Silvia Secchi discussed Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac," on Iowa Public Radio

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Full article from IPR by Katelyn Harrop & Charity Nebbe is reprinted below: 

70 Years Later, "A Sand County Alamanac" Still Rings True


Talk of Iowa


It's the April meeting of the Talk of Iowa book club! Join Charity Nebbe and readers across the state as they explore Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac".


Charity Nebbe and readers from across the state explore the 70-year-old lessons of Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac," still relevant today.

"A Sand County Almanac" was first published in 1949, but Aldo Leopold’s contemplative musings on conservation and land stewardship remain poignantly relevant.

On this book club edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Leopold biographer Curtis Meine, environmental economist Silvia Secchi and wildlife biologist Jim Pease for a fresh look at this seminal text. Listeners from across the state also join the discussion.

Interested in joining the next meeting of the Talk of Iowa on-air book club? Our May reading is “Eligible : A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice” by University of Iowa Writer's Workshop graudate Curtis Sittenfeld. Pick up the book now, and join Charity and other expert readers for a discussion on-air on May 6th.

Guests include: 

Curtis Meine - Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation and adjunct professor, University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Silvia Secchi - associate professor, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences & Public Policy Center

Jim Pease - associate professor emeritus, Department of Natural  Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University

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