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June 07, 2011

Environmental Champion Nina Leopold Bradley Dies at 93

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Nina Leopold Bradley, daughter of renowned author, scientist, and naturalist Aldo Leopold, died of natural causes on May 25 at her home on the Leopold Memorial Reserve near Baraboo, Wisconsin. She was 93.

Bradley, a well-known researcher, writer, and conservationist in her own right, established the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center—a conference center that is one of the nation's most environmentally friendly buildings—to carry on her father's legacy.

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Aldo Leopold, perhaps best-known for his book, A Sand County Almanac—a collection of essays calling for a new land ethic and a new relationship between people and nature—is widely considered the father of modern ecology.

Buddy Huffaker, head of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, says Bradley committed her life to conservation, and convinced everyone from school kids to foreign dignitaries to do the same.

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Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hamilton, who knew Bradley, recalls her as a kind, generous, and thoughtful champion for the environment.

Read a tribute to Nina Leopold Bradley on the Aldo Leopold Foundation website, and this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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All photos courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

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