Leopold, Aldo ___ 1887-1948 ___ American ___ forester

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa, the eldest of four children. He studied forestry at Yale University in 1909, and then worked for the US Forest Service - in New Mexico and Arizona and then in Wisconsin - for nearly 20 years (with a short break during the war as secretary of the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce). In 1912 he married Estella Bergere and they had five children. From 1928 he set himself up as an independent contractor, surveying game. In 1933, he was appointed Professor of Game Management at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is most famous for his book 'A Sand County Almanac', a combination of nature sketches and philosophical essays expressing a strong interest in ecology and the environment, and is considered one of the fathers of the ecological movement.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1924-1938 ___ nature Canada

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Round River, From the Journals of Aldo Leopold
A Sand County Almanac
 

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