Environmental Ethics

Volume 1, Issue 2, Summer 1979

Aldo Leopold
Pages 131-141

Some Fundamentals of Conservation in the Southwest

Leopold first discusses the conservation of natural resources in the southwestern United States in economic tenns, stressing, in particular, erosion and aridity. He then concludes his analysis with a discussion of the moral issues involved, developing his general position within the context of P. D. Ouspenky’s early philosophy of organism.