Category Archives: Aldo Leopold

The Fall Colors of the Prairies and Savannas

Here are some of my favorite images of fall on restored and remnant prairies of the upper midwest. Fall color on Wisconsin’s prairies and savannas is more subtle, and less dramatic than the flaming colors of a northern Wisconsin forest; … Continue reading

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Leopold’s Arboretum–It’s Drowning in Stormwater and Needs Upstream Help

One of the questions that this blog asks is how the science and practice restoration ecology is utilized to address environmental issues and restoration opportunities in urban areas.   This blog examines the challenges and opportunities of restoration ecology through … Continue reading

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Negotiating Restoration Policy and Outcomes in an Urban Environment

One of the lessons of ecological restoration is that it is as much a technical exercise as it is a social and political negotiation about restoration policy and restoration targets and outcomes.   While restoration ecologists are trained to deal with … Continue reading

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Restoration Ecology Professor Says Society Needs a Wetland Ethic

Perhaps it is time for a wetland ethic, to compliment Aldo Leopold’s famous Land Ethic.  So suggests Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Many of us know about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic–the essay in … Continue reading

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Two Prairies–Pioneers of Ecological Restoration

Curtis Prairie in Madison, and Aldo Leopold’s Prairie near Baraboo, both in Wisconsin are among the earliest attempts that scholars know of to restore a complete ecosystem of any type and are almost certainly among the earliest prairie restoration projects … Continue reading

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