Aldo Leopold Archives
Aldo Leopold is considered to have been the most influential conservationist thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecology, private land management, environmental history, literature, education, esthetics and ethics. The Aldo Leopold Archives houses the raw materials that document not only Leopold's rise to prominence but the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until his death in 1948. The Aldo Leopold Foundation, funded by a federal National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant, is working with the UW-Madison Digital Collections Center to digitize and make available the entire contents of the Leopold Archives.