Reflections on a Land Ethic in Vermont

Enjoy these articles and reflections inspired by Aldo Leopold's land ethic:

The Long-Lost Art of Listening and Observing

Jared Nunery, Orleans County Forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation, on taking the time to listen from the perch of a Leopold bench


Protecting Vermont's Forests, One Deer at a Time

Lynn McNamara, Director of Stewardship, The Nature Conservancy Vermont reflects on her new avocation: hunting


Ecology and Management at Andrews Town Forest

A video conversation, held November 10, 2020, between forester Ethan Tapper (Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation) and ecologist Allaire Diamond (Vermont Land Trust) on two different approaches to caring for the same piece of land


Reflections on a Land Ethic: Choices and Action

Matt Breton, President of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group and Board Member, New England chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers considers his land ethic when a maple limb falls in his yard 


Celebration of a conservation milestone: 100 Wildlife Management Areas

Kim Royar, Wildlife Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife reflects on critical partnerships in wildlife conservation


Partners on a planet: thoughts on a land stewardship ethic

Leo LaFerriere, former Commissioner of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation retired consulting forester, and board member of Vermont Woodlands Association penned this piece


Crafting a Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold’s Conservation Legacy

Dan Kilborn, Forester, Vermont Land Trust on his family's road trip to Aldo Leopold's farm and the many lessons he brought back home


The Browns River in Jericho, Vermont

Allaire Diamond, Ecologist, Vermont Land Trust explores the dynamic river behind her house during quarantine


Toward a Land Ethic in Vermont 

Allaire Diamond, Ecologist, Vermont Land Trust on the origins of Land Ethic Vermont


The Land Ethic 

written by Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation


 A Sand County Almanac

Aldo Leopold's foundational 1949 text