LAND ETHICS AND WATER RESOURCES WORKSHOP

“Land Ethics and Water Resources” presented by Heidi Mehl on January 30, 2022 at 2 pm at the Wilson County Old Iron Club “town hall”, 10392 Jade Road, Fredonia Kansas.

The public is invited —- no admission fee. Cooperative actions by Wilson County Conservation District, the Wilson County Old Iron Club, the Wilson County Historical Society & Museum, and the Kansas Humanities Council brings this presentation as the first of three Kansas Heritage Series events in 2022.

In 1949 Aldo Leopold sparked the modern conservation movement with his treatise on “land ethics,” declaring that ethical individual cooperation should also consider soil, water, plants, and animals. But what role does culture play in determining the land ethics of place? This presentation explores different land ethics and how they impact our water resources through land management choices. Learn about agricultural practices in Kansas and how they compare with the indigenous land ethics of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Altai Republic of Siberian Russia, and Kikuyu people of central Kenya.

Heidi Mehl is the manager for the Healthy Streams Initiative at the Nature Conservancy.

For more information, contact Wilson County Conservation District at 620-378-2866.