Holmes Rolston III on Aldo Leopold’s “Thinking Like a Mountain” Essay

Holmes Rolston III

ISEE founder and first president Holmes Rolston III was recently featured  in a story in the Fort Collins Coloradoan describing a trip he took to Arizona to identify the wolf kill site described in Aldo Leopold’s beloved and highly influential essay,  “Thinking Like a Mountain.” Leopold scholars have long debated whether the story is just a literary device, or describes an event that actually occurred. However, a letter written by Leopold to his mother was discovered in 2009 by Susan Flader that many think confirms the veracity of the famous incident.

The full story of Rolston’s trip and the famous wolf incident can be found here.

Aldo Leopold in Arizona, about 1909. University of Wisconsin archives