The Aldo Leopold Foundation in conjunction with community sponsors host Barry Lopez for the Aldo Leopold Lecture, a free talk open to the public.
Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short story writer who traveled extensively in both remote and populated parts of the world. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, winner of the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the John Burroughs and Christopher medals; and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance. His essays are collected in Crossing Open Ground and About This Life. He contributes regularly to Granta, Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, Paris Review, Manoa, and other publications. His work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, and the best collections from National Geographic, Outside, the Georgia Review,the Paris Review, and other magazines. Lopez lives in Western Oregon.