The Ninth Annual Aldo Leopold banquet, silent auction and mining forum titled "Planning Ahead Seven Generations" will be held from 2-5 p.m. March 6 in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire. The mining forum will be held from 2-5 p.m., followed by the silent auction at 5 p.m. The event will conclude with the banquet at 5:30 p.m. "Planning Ahead Seven Generations" will feature a wide variety of speakers from both Native American and conservationist associations. It is intended to introduce students and the community to Aldo Leopold's land ethic and how it relates to the Gogebic Taconite's proposal to create the world's largest iron mine at the head waters of the Bad River in the Penokee Range near Lake Superior. Tickets, which must be purchased by Feb. 28, are $10 for students and $15 for community members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff. The forum portion of the event is free. All proceeds will benefit the UW-Eau Claire Native American Student Association and the Environmental Adventure Center. Tickets are available through the Service Center. For more information, contact Dan Langlois at 715-836-3616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.