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Aldo Leopold's Southwest

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First published in 1990 and now available only from University of New Mexico Press, this volume collects twenty-six of Aldo Leopold's little-known essays and articles published between 1915 and 1948. Leopold worked for the United States Forest Service in New Mexico and Arizona from 1909 to 1924. While employed as a forester in the Southwest, he developed his ecological ide ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by University of New Mexico Press
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Got to love Aldo! Good stuff
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My workplace (an institute studying wildlife management) wouldn't exist if it weren't for the writings and scholarship of Aldo Leopold, who formed the basics of wildlife and land management while working the National Forest Service in the teens and 1920s. This assortment of essays about ecosystems in the Southwest did a lot to help me understand the sort of work my coworkers and graduate students do, and how ahead of his time Leopold was in assessing ecosystem health.
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Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) had lasting impact on natural resource management and policy in the early to mid-twentieth century and his influence has continued to expand since his death. It was through his observation, experience, and reflection at his Wisconsin river farm that he honed the concepts of land health and a land ethic that have had ever-growing influence in the years since his death. He p ...more