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State trail network named for noted conservationist

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State trail network named for noted conservationist
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Wisconsin's network of 42 state trails has been renamed in honor of the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill which puts the new name on all 1,728 miles of the trail system.

Leopold's daughter, Nina Leopold Bradley, was on hand Tuesday at a dedication ceremony in Monona.

Doyle said the trail system preserves Wisconsin's natural areas while making them available for folks to enjoy.

Leopold is considered the father of modern-day ecology. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service and was a professor of wildlife management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He died in 1948, just before his landmark book "A Sand County Almanac" was released. It called for a new land ethic in dealing with nature.

The Leopold family retreat near Baraboo was the basis for many of Aldo's writings.

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