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Fri., March 23, 2012, 6:15 a.m.

Where’s Aldo? His words ring true 125 years after his birth

Rand Aldo Leopold was born to Carl Leopold and Clara Starker Leopold on January 11, 1887, in Burlington, Iowa. He became know as the father of wildlife management and the author of A Sand County Almanac. (Courtesy photo)
Rand Aldo Leopold was born to Carl Leopold and Clara Starker Leopold on January 11, 1887, in Burlington, Iowa. He became know as the father of wildlife management and the author of A Sand County Almanac. (Courtesy photo)

“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




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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