"Revisiting Leopold" report released; calls on USNPS to reinvent its scientific management
Climate change, biodiversity, and the current state and understanding of ecosystem management all were unknown to Aldo Leopold 50 years ago when he oversaw a report that became the National Park Service's guide to managing wildlife in the parks.
That so-called Leopold Report, though valuable for its time, is now drastically obsolete, so much so that the National Park Service needs to, in essence, reinvent how it approaches scientific study, and management of natural resources, within its nearly 400 parks. That was the message delivered to Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on the eve of his agency's 96th birthday.
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