A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration

Aldo & Leonardo, a partnership between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, is a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Non-native Species

By Elisabeth Nickles

Over time, whether intentional or not, species thrive in areas where they did not evolve and can displace and undermine native species 

Codium Fragile

Also known as Dead Man's Fingers or Green Fleece 
Native to Korea and Japan

Stay tuned to see what my fellow artist in residence at Monomoy Wilderness,  Megan Singleton,  is making with this invasive seaweed!

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