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Remembering Leopold: There are winners, losers in wildlife management

Wood ducks are best served by an older forest with plenty of tree cavities for nesting. However, that kind of habitat isn’t ideal for woodcock and ruffed grouse. It’s apparent in wildlife management that winners and losers must be chosen. (Photo by Chuck Kartak)

“It offers a sad commentary on American forestry that this – the heart of the white pine forest – should in a single generation become the abode of the prairie chicken.” — Aldo Leopold
With this statement about the Wisconsin landscape from his “Report on a Game Survey of the North Central States,” Aldo Leopold summarized much of the dynamics of the landscape at the time Americans were moving into the Midwest.

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