A Good Time to Remember Aldo Leopold
Here’s a nice remembrance for Aldo Leopold. This was posted on the VA Bird list by Harry Glasgow from The Friends of Huntley Meadows. If you haven’t read the Sand County Almanac, it’s well worth putting on your reading list and its not very long:
January 11 is the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold. Leopold was a conservationist, an educator, a writer, and is considered by many to be the father of wildlife management and of the United States wilderness system.
A year after his death in April, 1948, his collection of essays entitled the Sand County Almanac was published. In this and other writings, Leopold developed and rendered the ideas that have become the spirit of conservation and environmental stewardship, and the basis of today’s land use ethics.
With over two million copies sold, this book ranks among the seminal works in this nation’s bibliography of conservation and nature writings. As one reviewer at the time put it, Sand County Almanac belongs on the same shelf as the writings of Thoreau and John Muir.