Aldo Leopold: In Burlington and beyond.
Bringing up Aldo
— By Bob Hansen, for The Hawk Eye, April 17, 2010
It would be difficult to underestimate Aldo Leopold's contribution to our present relationship with the wild or to add to the extensive examination of his work as an environmentalist, but our ability to know the man himself always seems slightly out of our grasp. Perhaps one solution to understanding the forces that shaped the man would be to examine his childhood as the oldest and favorite child of a prominent and wealthy Burlington family. (keep reading)
Leopold's Land Ethic and Christian Stewardship
By Jerry Rigdon — co-founder, Leopold Heritage Group
Several places in "A Sand County Almanac" have idiomatic phraseology that are inspired by Bible passages. Little additions in the poetry of Leopold’s writing colored by, most likely, a first-hand knowledge of scripture “the sparrow that falleth,” in the first paragraph of “65290.” This along with “I suspect what the chickadee learns in Sunday school: thou shalt not wander into windy places in winter, and thou shalt not get wet before a blizzard;” allusions to King James language. (read the complete essay)