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Caption: Aldo Leopold, Credit: Aldo Leopold Foundation
Image by: Aldo Leopold Foundation 
Aldo Leopold 

Aldo Leopold and the Emerging Land Ethic (59:00 / 54:00 - Free Program)

From: Jack Loeffler
Length: 58:59

A celebration of the life Aldo Leopold, the man who wrote “A Sand County Almanac” in 1949, and introduced Ethics as the fundamental concept that should underlie all consideration regarding use of land and water. A great choice for Earth Day.

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Aldo Leopold and the Emerging Land Ethic is a one-hour program that celebrates the life of the man who wrote “A Sand County Almanac” in 1949.  That book includes his essay, “The Land Ethic” that is considered the capstone of the reflections of the great mind and spirit of the man who forwarded the realization that conscience and consciousness are far more vital  than economics when considering the landscape.  Leopold began his career as a forest ranger in the American Southwest, and went on to reconfigure conservationist perspective  through the practice of restoration ecology. 

The program includes the voices Leopold’s daughters Nina and Estella Leopold, as well as scholars, environmental activists and writers who have been greatly influenced by the man regarded by many as the greatest conservationist of the 20th Century.  Also heard are environmental historian Susan Flader, activist Dave Foreman, author, environmentalist William deBuys, former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, and many others whose thinking and practices have been deeply influenced by the genius of Aldo Leopold.   The program was produced by Jack Loeffler.   

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Piece Description

Aldo Leopold and the Emerging Land Ethic is a one-hour program that celebrates the life of the man who wrote “A Sand County Almanac” in 1949.  That book includes his essay, “The Land Ethic” that is considered the capstone of the reflections of the great mind and spirit of the man who forwarded the realization that conscience and consciousness are far more vital  than economics when considering the landscape.  Leopold began his career as a forest ranger in the American Southwest, and went on to reconfigure conservationist perspective  through the practice of restoration ecology. 

The program includes the voices Leopold’s daughters Nina and Estella Leopold, as well as scholars, environmental activists and writers who have been greatly influenced by the man regarded by many as the greatest conservationist of the 20th Century.  Also heard are environmental historian Susan Flader, activist Dave Foreman, author, environmentalist William deBuys, former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, and many others whose thinking and practices have been deeply influenced by the genius of Aldo Leopold.   The program was produced by Jack Loeffler.   

Timing and Cues

59:00 Version Version

59:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Opening Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:22:33 - Part A - Ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.

00:22:34 - 00:40:38 -
Part B - Ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.

00:40:39 - 00:59:00 - Part C

54:00 Version Version

54:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Opening Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:05:59 - Your Newscast

00:06:00 - 00:27:06 - Part A - Ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.

00:27:07 - 00:45:10 -
Part B - Ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.

00:45:11 - 00:59:00 - Part C

Additional Files

  • Image courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation archives, used with permission (leopold1.jpg)
  • Image courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation archives, used with permission (leopold2.jpg)

Additional Credits

Lore of the Land would like to express our gratitude to the Christensen Fund, the New Mexico Humanities Council, The Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Land Management, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors and KUNM at the University of New Mexico for funding and supporting our projects past and present.

Related Website

http://www.loreoftheland.org/