Land Conservation Quotes


...conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand. Eleanor Roosevelt

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. Aldo Leopold

Conservation viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land. Aldo Leopold

Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf. Aldo Leopold

Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it. Sigurd F. Olson

What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one's own land? Aldo Leopold

Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest. Aldo Leopold

Increasingly the evidence suggests that people benefit so much from contact with nature that land conservation can now be viewed as a public health strategy. Richard Louv

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part. Aldo Leopold

If the land mechanism as a whole is good then every part is good, whether we understand it or not... Aldo Leopold

What conservation education must build is an ethical underpinning for land economics and a universal curiosity to understand the land mechanism. Conservation may then follow. Aldo Leopold

The problem, then, is how to bring about a striving for harmony with land among a people many of whom have forgotten there is any such thing as land, among whom education and culture have become almost synonymous with landlessness. This is the problem of conservation education. Aldo Leopold

Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Aldo Leopold

Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. Aldo Leopold

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them Aldo Leopold

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. Aldo Leopold

This is the way federal land management should work. Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts. Dirk Kempthorne

Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law. Lyndon B Johnson

A land ethic...reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity. Aldo Leopold

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. Aldo Leopold



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