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Excerpts from the Works of Aldo Leopold

Conservation Hall of Fame

Aldo Leopold


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"Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold

"Aldo Leopold: American Ecologist" by Peter Anderson

"Aldo Leopold: Living with the Land" by Julie Dunlap

"Aldo Leopold: his life and work" by Curt Meine


Vocabulary:

conservationist


Interesting Fact:

By age 25, Leopold was the supervisor of the million-acre Carson National Forest in New Mexico.


Study Questions:

  • What is the book "Sand County Almanac" about?
  • What type of work goes on at the Forest Products Lab?
  • Leopold is acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation. What did he do to be given this title?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Aldo Leopold:

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  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 11:

    1964: The first government report is release stating that smoking may be hazardous to your health.



  • January 11

    January 11, 1887: Conservationist Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa. He moved to Wisconsin in 1924 when he became associate director of the Forest Products Lab. He became professor of wildlife management at the University of Wisconsin in 1933. Died: April 21,1948


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