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    About Aldo Leopold    

updated and links checked June 26, 2001

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community.

It is wrong when it does otherwise.

Aldo Leopold

As a writer, an outdoorsman, and a biologist, Aldo Leopold possessed a rare combination of skills and interests that coalesced in his land ethic, a seminal work of the modern environmentalist movement. It's about understanding, and responsibility. Follow these links to learn more, or better yet, read some of his many books.


The Aldo Leopold page on Ecotopia's Ecology Hall of Fame.

The Aldo Leopold Society (fka Wild Harvest).

Aldo Leopold World-view of Land-use on wisc.edu.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation was founded in 1949 to "continue the work and teachings of Aldo Leopold and to protect the family farm along the Wisconsin River".

Aldo Leopold from the 'Profiles in Conservation' series hosted by the Wilderness Society.

Aldo Leopold, Father of Wildlife Management on EEK!.

A brief biography of Aldo Leopold by Gary Suttle, argues that his land ethic is based in a pantheistic belief system.

Aldo Leopold's scientific ode to the land Seattle Times, Dec. 1, 1999 by Eric Sorensen.

Aldo Leopold was recognized as 'one of the twenty people who helped make New Mexico what it is today' by the Albuquerque Journal [Sept. 19, 1999].

Aldo Leopold - 50 Years Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire is a biography by Marybeth Lorbiecki.

Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic A Conversation with Susan Flader from the Environmental Review Newsletter, May 1996.

"The recreation value of wilderness has been often and ably presented, but its scientific value is as yet but dimly understood" wrote Aldo Leopold. The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute at the University of Montana, Missoula campus, is dedicated to scientific research into wilderness management and values.

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center at Monona, Wisconsin provides nature education programs. Their web site includes a short biography of Aldo Leopold.

Excerpts from Leopold's writings including Killing a Wolf, Safe for Cows, and Silphium.

The Aldo Leopold Wilderness in Gila National Forest, New Mexico.

The Aldo Leopold Center for Conservation Biology provides resources about Wisconsin natural areas.

A review of A Sand County Almanac by Rick Hartzog.



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A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac
by Aldo Leopold
Prefaces by Carolyn Clugston Leopold and Luna Bergere Leopold.

For the Health of the Land

For the Health of the Land
Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings by Aldo Leopold
J. Baird Callicott (Editor), Eric T. Freyfogle (Editor), Stanley A. Temple (Afterword).

River of the Mother of God

River of the Mother of God: And Other Essays
by Aldo Leopold
Susan L. Flader (Editor), J. Baird Callicott (Editor).

Round River

Round River : From the Journals of Aldo Leopold
by Aldo Leopold
Luna Bergere Leopold (Editor), Charles W. Schwartz (Illustrator).

Game Management

Game Management
by Aldo Leopold
Luna Bergere Leopold (Editor), Charles W. Schwartz (Illustrator).

Companion to a Sand County Almanac
Interpretive and Critical Essays by J. Baird Callicott (Editor)

The Essential Aldo Leopold
Quotations and Commentaries by Curt Meine (Editor), Richard L. Knight (Editor)

Aldo Leopold
His Life and Work by Curt Meine

Aldo Leopold
A Fierce Green Fire by Marybeth Lorbiecki

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