Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

How does a wilderness ethic take root?

Photo of view from Aldo Leopold's childhood home in Burlington, Iowa. ©2018 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

I’ve been on a quest for the past two years. On my journeys across the country, I’ve made it a point to spend time in certain places — those locales that instilled a love of nature in people that would go on to become advocates for nature and foresaw the need to protect the wildlands […]

A Legacy for the Land

Aldo Leopold's Shack ©2017www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

Late in the 1930s, a family bought a piece of farmland in Wisconsin. The land was sold for a pittance because it had been over-farmed, the soil devoid of nutrients. The man that moved in decided that it was his responsibility to restore the promise of the land. In addition to planting trees and rebuilding […]