To really know the full Leopold story and the evolution of conservation in the U.S. read his other essays, articles and letters collected in the books pictured above and listed below. Some of these articles were previously published but not easily available and others published for the first time, many 40 years after Leopold's death.
There are many other books and articles written about Aldo Leopold's conservation ideas and values. However, two authors have a long history with the Leopold family in Burlington, starting during their PhD dissertation interviews in the 1970's and 80's and their repeated recent visits here in support of Leopold Landscape Alliance goals and landscape scale conservation.
Curt Meine's biography, Aldo Leopold, His Life and Work, 1988 & 2010, covers his entire life and is a wonderful read. Curt is a Senior Fellow at Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Susan Flader's numerous writings about Leopold date back to her important volume, Thinking Like a Mountain: Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude toward Deer, Wolves and Forests in 1974. Susan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and past president.
"It seems to me that Burlington is overlooking a remarkable opportunity in not acquiring the riverbank on the Illinois end of the new bridge for park purposes" said Aldo Leopold yesterday.
Mr. Leopold, now a citizen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is spending a few days with his mother in Burlington. It is his first visit here since the new ridge became an accomplished fact and he was at once impressed with the possibility of the east end of the bridge, a place of real value to Burlington instead of the eyesore it is likely to become if neglected.
"Many a city has spent hundreds of thousand of dollars in laboriously developing public recreation grounds within trolley distance of the edge of town." contunied Mr. Leopold, "but not one city in a hundred has a ready-made recreation ground within ten minutes walk of the very center of town. The building of the bridge has offered Burlington one of these ready-made parks. (Read more of the article)
The Mississippi River valley is an important Leopold landscape for the wild things and recreation opportunities.