- Curt Meine
Leopold, Aldo (11 January 1887–21 April 1948), conservationist and author, was born in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Carl Leopold, the principal manager of an office furniture manufacturing firm, and Clara Starker. (His first name, Rand, was rarely used.) Leopold came of age during the ascendancy of the progressive conservation movement of the early 1900s. His father (whom he would later describe as “a pioneer in sportsmanship”) and mother nurtured his early interest in the outdoors and in conservation and supported him in his decision to enter the emerging field of forestry. Leopold entered Yale University in 1905, graduating from the Sheffield Scientific School in 1908. In 1909 he received his Master of Science degree from the Yale Forest School, the training ground for many foresters entering the recently established U.S. Forest Service....