Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Paul Johnson standing in field of grassThe public is invited to a special event in honor of the memory and legacy of Iowa conservation leader Paul W. Johnson. Presenters will include Senator Tom Harkin. 

Family, friends, and colleagues of Paul W. Johnson (1941-2021) have come together to honor Paul and his work to advance a private land ethic as part of policy, practice, research and education. A private land ethic builds upon the work of Aldo Leopold and other environmentalists, with a specific focus upon the role of private lands directed to agriculture in supporting that ethic. The best way to honor Paul is to support those now taking steps to advance a private land ethic. This launch introduces a Legacy Fund to do so and an annual event to share progress and actions.

A diverse set of sponsors include the Harkin Institute, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Drake University Agricultural Law Center, Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, the Land Institute and the Savanna Institute. 

Register for the Paul W, Johnson Legacy Launch.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to join the event.