Postcards From Sand County
Aldo Leopold’s book, "A Sand County Almanac," turns 70 this year. Leopold is considered the father of wildlife ecology and a crucial voice for conservation. A Wisconsin resident from 1924 until the end of his life, he helped define the concept of a "land ethic," a moral relationship between humans and the natural world. He died April 21, 1948, helping his neighbor fight a fire.
In a special series this spring and summer on WPR's "Morning Edition," Melissa Ingells will look at some of the ideas that keep "A Sand County Almanac" relevant 70 years on.