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Northwest Nature Matters Podcast

Jan 2, 2019

A fascinating conversation with Michael P. Nelson, an environmental scholar, writer, teacher, speaker, consultant, and Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. He holds the Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources and serves as the Lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research program at Oregon State University. He is the philosopher in residence of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, the longest continuous study of a predator-prey system in the world. 

We discuss the history of environmental ethics, Aldo Leopold, ethics in wildlife management, case studies in the application of an ethical framework or argument, natural resource curriculum, and more. 

Links for Listeners:

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold audio book:

Kathleen Dean Moore's website with links to lectures, essays, books and other events:

A seminal book relating to Environmental Ethics: Roderick Nash's Wilderness and the American Mind:

The biography of Aldo Leopold by Curt Meine:

Environmental philosophy text on Leopold's Land Ethic by J.B. Callicot, In Defense of the Land Ethic Essays in Environmental Philosophy: