Aldo Leopold in the Rio Gavilan region of the northern Sierra Madre (Wikicommons)

The Farmer As a Conservationist (Aldo Leopold)

The complete text of the classic essay.

In 1939, as part of the Wisconsin Farm and Home Week observance at the University of Wisconsin, the philosopher, scientist, forester, and conservationist Aldo Leopold gave a lecture called “The Farmer as a Conservationist.” It was a seminal moment in the American environmental movement.