"We abuse land because we see 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." — Aldo Leopold

Reading List 

The following Leopold materials are available at the Burlington Public Library.

 Aldo Leopold’s Writings

  • “Aldo Leopold’s Southwest: Twenty-six Early Writings by the author of A Sand County Almanac” (577 LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold’s Wilderness” (577 LEO)
  • “Avian Phenological Observations in Dane and Sauk Counties, Wisconsin” an essay in The Passenger Pigeon” (BUR 598 PAS)
  • “Avian Daybreak and Evening Song in Relation to Time and Light Intensity” an essay in The Condor (BUR 598 CON)
  • “The Ethical Sequence” an essay in The Appalachian Trail Reader” (917.404 APP)
  • “Escudilla, 1949” an essay in The Great Bear: Contemporary Writings on the Grizzley” (599.784 GRE)
  • “For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings” (577 LEO)
  • Game Management” (639.9 LEO)
  •  “Good Oak” from The Wisconsin Magazine of History” (BUR 577 WIS)
  •  “On a Monument to a Pigeon” an essay in Silent Wings: A Memorial to the Passenger Pigeon” (BUR 598.65 WIS)
  • “A Plea for Wilderness Hunting Grounds” an essay in The Best of Outdoor Life: One Hundred Years of Classic Stories” (799.1 BES)
  • “River of the Mother of God and Other Essays” (577 LEO)
  • “Round River” (BIOG LEO)
  • “A Sand County Almanac”

    1949 edition illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz (577 LEO)
    1977 edition with photography by Tom Algire (577 LEO)
    2001 edition with photography by Michael Sewell (577 LEO)
    Audio edition (Non Fiction Audio 141)
    CD edition (Non Fiction CD 192)

  • “Sand County of Aldo Leopold Selected writings” (577 SAN)
  • “Wildlife Conservation on the Farm” (BUR 577 LEO)

Aldo Leopold’s Life and Work

  • “Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire” by Marybeth Lorbiecki (BIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold: A Prophet For All Seasons” (Nature Video ALD)
  • “Aldo Leopold: A Review Essay” from The Wisconsin Magazine of History (BUR 577 WIS)
  • “Aldo Leopold: American Ecologist” by Peter Anderson (JBIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold and the Ecological Conscience” (577 ALD)
  • “Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work” by Curt Meine (BIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold: Living with the Land” (BIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold: Protector of the Wild” by Della Yannuzzi (JBIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold: The Man and His Legacy” (577 ALD)
  • “Aldo Leopold: The Professor” by Robert A. McCabe (BIOG LEO)
  • “Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey” by Julianne Lutz Newton (577 NEW)
  • “America and Its Discontents” by Robie Macauley and Larzer Ziff (973 MAC)
  • “Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy” by J. Baird Callicott (577 CAL)
  • “Community, Violence & Peace: Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century” by A. L. Herman (327.172 HER)
  • “Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive & Critical Essays” (577 COM)
  • “The Conservation Economics of Aldo Leopold” essay in Wisconsin Academy Review  (BUR 577 WIS)
  • “A Durable Scale of Values” essay in The National Geographic (BUR 577 NAT)
  • “Elder of the Tribe: Aldo Leopold” essay in Backpacker (BUR 577 BAC)
  • “The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries” (BIOG LEO)
  • “For Love of the World: Essays on Nature Writers” by Sherman Paul (577 PAU)
  • “Forests Under Fire: A Century of Ecosystem Mismanagement in the Southwest” (577.3 FOR)
  • “The Green Reader: Essays Toward a Sustainable Society” by Andrew Dobson (577 GRE)
  • “Hiking New Mexico’s Aldo Leopold Wilderness” by Bill Cunningham (917.89 CUN)
  • “In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy” by J. Baird Callicott (577 CAL)
  • “Nature’s Kindred Spirits: Aldo Leopold, Joseph Wood Krutch, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder” by James I. McClintock (577 MCC)
  • “Of Things Natural, Wild, and Free: A Story About Aldo Leopold” by Marybeth Lorbiecki (JBIOG LEO)
  • “Pioneer Conservationists of Western America” by Peter Wild (577 WIL)
  • “Prairie Time: the Leopold Reserve Revisited” by John and Beth Ross (577 ROS)
  • “Protestantism, Capitalism, and Nature in America” by Mark Stoll (261.8 STO)
  • “Readings in Conservation Ecology” (577 REA)
  • “Rifle in Hand: How Wild America Was Saved” by Jim Posewitz (799.2 POS)
  • “A Signature on the Land” essay in American Heritage (BUR 577 AME)
  • “So Glorious A Landscape: Nature and Environment in American History” by Chris J. Magoc (577 MAG)
  • “Speaking For Nature: How Literary Naturalists From Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America” by Paul Brooks (577 BRO)
  • “Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management” by Bryan G. Norton (577 NOR)
  • “Thinking Like a Mountain: Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude Toward Deer, Wolves, and Forests” by Susan Flader (591.5 FLA)
  • “Wolf Song: the Classic Collection of Writing About Wolves” by Robert Busch (599.74 WOL)