Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-5 : Research Areas and Projects

S. Hawkins 
Status (1) In charge of the University's wildlife arep at Faville 
Grove, Lake ills, w'isconsin. 
(2) In charge of all Universlty wildlife demonstrations during 
the absence of Professor Aldo Leopold, August I-October 1, 1935. 
In managing a wildlife demonstration area, one works on 
three basic assumptionsz  (1) Wildlife management is a new science 
in America, An extenslon program must introduce it to t. people. 
(2) Since wldlIfe management is P new science, Its techniques ar, 
undeveloped,  Sclentif'c resarc1lone can fill this need. (3) New 
theories must be trid, and findings put Into practice. Thus, Faville 
Grve serves as a proving ground of theories and s demonstration of 
pratical findinpe. 
EXTEN ION P  A~~1 ~ ildlife manpge ent is to the lay conception 
a apricious science, simply because it lacks th   tradition and ec- 
onomic stimulus of most of the bread nnd butter sciences of today. 
An American community is not conservation-conscious b, heredity. 
Sut most Americans do have an innate capacit to a )reclste nature, 
once they learn how to do so. 
In attempting to bring about a better und- standin- of wild- 
life conservatIon, nnd fuller ap-reciatlon of nature, 1 aville Grove 
project used these methods: 
(I) Orga  ized two junior and one senior nature study groups. 
(2) Supplied eeverl good lecturers who gve tiks on wIdlife. 
(3) In conjunctlon with the Conserv!tlon Department, fuirnished 
bi-monthly movies to the high school during the winter and spring. 
(A) Led numerous field trips to places or speirl lnterest, 
to study nature first-hand. 
(5) or nnized a nature contest which was sponsored by a conserv-