Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Many of the people doing today’s most consequential environmental work — restoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans — would not call themselves environmentalists; they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land — they feel a moral responsibility to preserve their heritage and ensure that their families and communities will continue to thrive. The new book and documentary, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, challenges pervasive and powerful myths about heartland values, the present state of our democracy, and what it means to be an environmentalist. Join Miriam Horn and two of the unsung heroes featured in her work: a rancher and a farmer working on the front lines of a vast effort to preserve the natural world that sustains us all.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

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Think beyond the beach with acclaimed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle and former NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
We know little about the two thirds of our planet's surface that is covered in water. In fact, we know less about... See more
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Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more

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