Near Silver City in Catron County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
To Aldo Leopold
Plaque destroyed in 1982; replaced in 1988 from original location by Friends of Aldo Leopold
Erected 1954 by Wilderness Society, and Friends of Aldo Leopold.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 33° 13.428′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mogollon Mural (approx. 1½ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Aldo Leopold. Aldo graduated from Yale with his Masters Degree in Forestry in June 1909. Afterwards, he joined the United States Forest Service where he was then assigned to the New Mexico and Arizona areas. He developed the very first management plan for the Grand Canyon and he wrote the Forest Services very first fish and game handbook in 1923. He also proposed the Gila Wilderness Area which is Americas first national wilderness area recorded in the Forest Service system. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Aldo Leopold (Wikipedia). Leopold was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Gila Wilderness (Wikipedia). Gila Wilderness was designated the world's first wilderness area on June 3, 1924. Along with Aldo Leopold Wilderness and Blue Range Wilderness, the wilderness is part of New Mexico's Gila National Forest. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles. Camping, hunting, and fishing are allowed with proper permit, but no roads, buildings, logging, or mining are permitted. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.