Aldo Leopold

America | Wildlife

The Wild Amongst Us

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.” – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac Last week I drove up the street I…

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Blank Places

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part. – Aldo Leopold Blank places on maps are increasingly rare.  With technology we’ve managed to reveal extraordinary detail on the contours of the land, water sources and potential sites to camp for the night. …