An American ecologist,
forester, and environmentalist; considered by many to be the father
of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system.
Leopold wrote A Sand County Almanac which has been read by millions
and has informed and spurred the environmental movement and a widespread
interest in ecology as a science. Published shortly after Leopold's
death in 1949, A Sand County Almanac is a combination of natural
history, scene painting with words, and philosophy. It is perhaps best
known for the following quote concerning ecological ethics: "A thing
is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty
of the biotic community."
Yale School of Forestry