Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

Birth : (1887-01-11)January 11, 1887 Burlington, Iowa, US

Death : April 21, 1948(1948-04-21)(aged 61) Baraboo, Wisconsin, US

Personal Information

Name Aldo Leopold
Birth (1887-01-11)January 11, 1887 Burlington, Iowa, US
Birth Place Burlington, Iowa, US
Death (1948-04-21)(aged 61) Baraboo, Wisconsin, US
Died At Baraboo, Wisconsin, US

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1949

He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

1887

Rand Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa, on January 11, 1887.

1900

In 1900, Gifford Pinchot, who oversaw the newly implemented Division of Forestry in the Department of Agriculture, donated money to Yale University to begin one of the nation's first forestry schools.

1904

He arrived at his new school in January 1904, shortly before he turned 17.

1909

In 1909, Leopold was assigned to the Forest Service's District 3 in the Arizona and New Mexico territories.

1911

In 1911, he was transferred to the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.

1924

Leopold's career, which kept him in New Mexico until 1924, included developing the first comprehensive management plan for the Grand Canyon, writing the Forest Service's first game and fish handbook, and proposing Gila Wilderness Area, the first national wilderness area in the Forest Service system.

1923

On April 5, 1923, he was elected an associate member (now called "professional member") of the Boone and Crockett Club, a wildlife conservation organization founded by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell.

1924

In 1924, he accepted transfer to the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, and became an associate director.

1933

In 1933, he was appointed Professor of Game Management in the Agricultural Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin, the first such professorship of wildlife management.

1913

His children followed in his footsteps as teachers and naturalists: Aldo Starker Leopold (1913–1983) was a wildlife biologist and professor at UC Berkeley; Luna B. Leopold (1915–2006) became a hydrologist and geology professor at UC Berkeley; Nina Leopold Bradley (1917–2011) was a researcher and naturalist; Aldo Carl Leopold (1919–2009) was a plant physiologist, who taught at Purdue University for 25 years; and daughter Estella Leopold (b. 1927) is a noted botanist and conservationist and professor emerita at the University of Washington.

1949

There, he put his theories to work in the field and eventually wrote his best-selling A Sand County Almanac (1949), finished just prior to his death.

1920

By the early 1920s, Leopold had concluded that a particular kind of preservation should be embraced in the national forests of the American West.

1933

In his 1933 book Game Management, Leopold defined the science of wildlife management as "the art of making land produce sustained annual crops of wild game for recreational use."

1935

In 1935, he helped found the Wilderness Society, dedicated to expanding and protecting the nation's wilderness areas.

1949

The book was published in 1949, shortly after Leopold's death.

1995

In January 1995 I helped carry the first grey wolf into Yellowstone, where they had been eradicated by federal predator control policy only six decades earlier.

1950

In 1950 The Wildlife Society honored Leopold by creating an annual award in his name.

1982

The Aldo Leopold Foundation of Baraboo, Wisconsin, was founded in 1982 by Aldo and Estella Leopold's five children as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit conservation organization whose mission is "to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold."

2012

In 2012, in collaboration with the United States Forest Service, the foundation and the Center for Humans and Nature released the first high-definition, full-length film about Leopold, entitled Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.

1980

The Aldo Leopold Wilderness in New Mexico's Gila National Forest was named after him in 1980.The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture was established in 1987 at Iowa State University in Ames.

1993

The U.S. Forest Service established the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1993.

2007

Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System, a system of 42 state trails in Wisconsin, was created by the state in 2007.The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa, created through the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act is committed to "new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources as well as reducing negative environmental and social impacts".

2014

Archived from the original (PDF) on November 29, 2014.