““We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
Who was Aldo Leopold?
Aldo Leopold was an American author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation
Considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. Among his best known ideas is the “land ethic,” which calls for an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature.