A Voice For the Wild: Film and Conversation with Emily Ford

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A Voice For the Wild: Film and Conversation with Emily Ford

By Aldo Leopold Foundation

Why protect a wilderness area? Who are wilderness areas for?

"A Voice for the Wild" captures the journey of Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins as they attempt to cross the secluded Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in winter. Facing subzero temperatures and miles of solitude, they forged ahead to raise awareness about copper mining threats and the power of wilderness areas. This endeavor is just one of several that Emily Ford has completed to advocate for wild spaces and inclusion in the outdoors.

Register to join us for a showing of "A Voice for the Wild" and to have a Q&A with Emily. Want to know how she and Diggins handled the cold? Or what was the coolest/craziest/scariest thing they experienced? Or the BWCA was worth it? Now's your chance to ask!

Can't attend on June 13th? A recording of the program will be available to registrants immediately after the live event!

Speaker Bio
Emily Ford is a winter adventurer and thru-hiker based in Duluth, Minnesota. She has completed many thru-hikes in the Midwest, including the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail, which crosses Wisconsin east to west from Potawatomi State Park to St. Croix State Park on the Minnesota border. In the winter of 2022, she completed a solo 180-mile ski route across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Wilderness with her Alaskan Husky, Diggins. She now spends her winters running sled dogs in Alaska. With an understanding and drive to show that anyone can adventure and everyone deserves to discover the outdoors, regardless of race, gender identity, or upbringing, she continues to seek adventure and represent the underrepresented in outdoor spaces.









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