Aldo Leopold making conservation make sense in 1939

“When land does well for its owner and the owner does well by his land – when both end up better by reason of their partnership – then we have conservation.

When one or the other grows poorer either in substance or in character, or in responsiveness to sun, wind, and rain – then we have something else, and it’s something we do not like”

From Aldo Leopold’s “The Farmer as a Conservationist” American Forests 45 (939): 206-12.

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