Notable Quote – From the Father of Wildlife Ecology

by Bill Chameides | January 11th, 2012
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Aldo Leopold, born Jan. 11, 1887. (U.S. Forest Service)

Today, 125 years ago, the man considered the “father of the wildlife movement” was born.

Aldo Leopold, born in Iowa on January 11, 1887, was a scientist, teacher and conservationist known for developing the idea of a “land ethic.” Among his accomplishments was developing the Grand Canyon’s first comprehensive management plan, a great achievement that’s still a work in progress.

Here is just one nugget of wisdom he left us:

“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.”
                                                               — Aldo Leopold, Round River

Learn more about Leopold and his legacy here. And if you haven’t read A Sand County Almanac, might be time to add it to your Kindle.

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