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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

First Overnight on Monomoy

By Megan Singleton
There are many aspect of research, monitoring, and managing being done on Monomoy that I had the opportunity to experience over the last few days.  I really enjoyed working with members of the Wildlife and Fisheries team, experiencing first hand the field work that is being done to protect and foster the growth of the population of Terns, Plovers, and American Oyster Catchers. Just a few of the things I observed and assisted with included Plover nest checking, Tern Productivity, and Horseshoe Crab tagging.