UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: The Land Ethic

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Erected April 2001 by UW Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.519′ N, 89° 24.798′ W
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University of Wisconsin Madison
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

THE LAND ETHIC
The ideas of University of Wisconsin ecologist Aldo Leopold provided the intellectual and philosophical foundation for the discipline of wildlife ecology. His 1948 book of essays, A Sand County Almanac, gave form and voice to the land ethic that undergirds modern concepts of environmental sustainability. He fostered the idea that land is more than a commodity, that nature is a human trust, and that there is inherent value in wilderness and wild things. Through his land ethic and by advocating wilderness preservation, Leopold developed a philosophical blueprint for bringing human affairs into greater harmony with the natural world.
The marker is located in front of the Russell Laboratories building on westbound Linden Drive, at its intersection with Babcock Drive, at 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus can be harrowing. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.


UW-Madison Map and Parking

Aldo Leopold Foundation


Visit the Leopold Center!

Welcome to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Wikipedia: Aldo Leopold

See also, Marker 270: The Sand Counties - Aldo Leopold Territory, a State Historical Society "official" marker located in Juneau County.





The Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction marker is also at this location,
visible to the right of the stairs.

The marker is located to the right of this sign.

The marker is located on the campus of UW-Madison.

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