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In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold’s call for a ‘land ethic’ is still relevant

An ongoing reckoning with race in American history has drawn attention to racism in the environmental movement. Critiques have focused on themes such as forced removal of Indigenous peoples from ancestral lands, early conservationists’ support for eugenics and the chronic lack of diversity in environmental organizations.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison