Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) was an American environmentalist and educator whose book A Sand County Almanac (1949) is one of the founding documents of the modern land conservation movement. Leopold worked for the U.S. Forest Service, mainly in the Southwest, and helped to create one of the country’s first national wilderness areas in New Mexico. He later taught at the University of Wisconsin and was a prolific writer or articles on wildlife management and ecology.



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Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?
Aldo Leopold

2020 / Essay / $40.00
Fine / 16 pp


Aldo Leopold’s work as a forester, an instructor at the University of Wisconsin and author helped to establish the modern land conservation movement. This short essay from 1947, evidently lecture notes, provides useful insight into Leopold’s teaching methods, a snapshot of how he framed humankind’s relationship to land for his students.

This book was handset in Monotype Dante and printed in a limited edition of 160 copies on a Vandercook proof press. The text paper was handmade in the 1980s by the Imago paper mill in California. Sixteen pages handsewn into a paper wrapper printed in a pattern of ornaments.



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