Campus History

10 Things Aldo Leopold Used in the Field

Black and white photograph of Aldo Leopold sitting in grass working with scientific equipment.

Aldo Leopold near his Baraboo shack in 1946 UW Archives AldoLeopold.leo0555.bib

UW professor Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac is one of the most beloved and respected books about the environment ever published. The Leopold Collection — housed within UW Archives — documents the noted ecologist’s path to becoming the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century, as well as the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until his death in 1948. The collection includes student notebooks and course materials from Leopold’s early studies, copies of his inspection reports on many national forests in the Southwest, and hundreds of family photos, as well as images he captured to illustrate aspects of wildlife ecology and land management.


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