National Forest Foundation

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Summer/Fall 2014

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An American Original: Aldo Leopold in the Gila Wilderness

By Tim Gibbins

Years before the Gila Wilderness existed on a map, Aldo Leopold shot a wolf from atop a rimrock canyon in New Mexico. He reached the still breathing wolf and saw something that forever changed him. In his classic text, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold describes the experience, “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes.”

The Old Way is the Best Way

By Greg M. Peters

Western Montana's historic Ninemile Remount Depot and Ranger Station stands as a reminder of the past and a hope for the future. Still an active ranch, Ninemile also teaches critical backcountry Wilderness skills necessary for managing these special places across the National Forest System.

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