Rand Aldo Leopold, seated with binoculars, nature watching.

Rand Aldo Leopold

Rand Aldo Leopold

The godfather of wilderness conservation and modern ecology, Leopold attended Yale University and worked for the U.S. Forest Service.

His seminal book, "A Sand County Almanac," proffered a most eloquent plea for wilderness preservation and conservation. Leopold wrote, "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."

A naturalist, scientist, philosopher, and environmentalist Leopold was instrumental in the development of modern environmental ethics in wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation pushed, and still leans into, the environmental movement. Emphasizing the power and balance of biodiversity and ecology, Leopold forged the science of wildlife management. You can visit The Aldo Leopold Foundation to see where his life's work still continues. And if you like, join them.
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