#5 Exploring Ethics & Values in Wildlife Management


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By Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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: https://www.riverwalking.com/

A seminal book relating to Environmental Ethics: Roderick Nash's Wilderness and the American Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Wilderness-American-Mind-Roderick-Frazier/dp/0300091222/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545536613&sr=1-2&keywords=wilderness+in+the+american+mind

The biography of Aldo Leopold by Curt Meine: https://www.amazon.com/Aldo-Leopold-His-Life-Work/dp/0299249042

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


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