Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Aldo Leopold

Keeping Stories Alive

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I’ve been thinking about how important stories are like treasured garden plants that need to be carefully tended and nourished to ensure they outlast the killing frosts of time.

It’s my opinion that the people who helped make the natural world a priority worth fighting for had a lot of lessons to teach us about priorities, perseverance and just plain wisdom that would be endangered if we didn’t revisit their stories. That’s why I created the video series, Voices of the Wilderness.

I extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mark Madison and his colleagues at the National Conservation Training Center, home of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their national archive of conservation-related materials. All have been instrumental in helping me bring my series to fruition.

You can learn more about the series and view the films at VoicesOfTheWilderness.com. Please let me know what you think.