Aldo Leopold Weekend
March 4, 2010, 8:26 pm
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“Considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast.” Via

Aldo Leopold was responsible for championing concept of “land ethic,” a term which is best described by him as, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” The man was also a huge outdoor enthusiast as see below in this photo of him with a few nice trout.

Leopold’s “shack,” as he called it, was a chicken coop he converted into a small house for him and his family to spend time in. The shack is on a farm in Baraboo, Wisconsin where he authored several books on conservation including the Sand County Almanac. By the way this weekend coming up, as with every first weekend in March each year, is Aldo Leopold weekend across Wisconsin.

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