Your host for “Today in Conservation” is Larry A. Nielsen. I am an author, educator and conservationist who believes that the world is a better place today than yesterday and that tomorrow will be even better.
To prove the enormous progress we’ve made–along with some notable setbacks–I’ve amassed a chronology of conservation. During my 40 years as a university professor, I’ve gathered together the history of people, places and events in conservation and I present them here as a daily calendar.
Most calendar entries are serious, but, alas, on some days nothing particularly important has happened. So, for those days, the definition of conservation is stretched a bit. Remember, if we aren’t having a little fun, we’re not doing it right!