Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-3 : County, State and Foreign Files

				
 
 
 
          To facilitate ecological stuAs, the introduction 
of ezotios should be carefully avoided, except insofar as 
my be necessar to cult ivate exotic foot plants for the 
x    managment stwiea suggested in the net eaption. 
          For tis   ereaomn it in iportant to atvit tha 
.xteraimati   of predatrs, but there  n    anger of this 
as yet. 
          A superficil emination of the files revealed 
no pant tought or aetiivi  en this k   of reseah, ex- 
*opt with respect to the parasitic and other diseases of 
gae animls and a few of the elementary facts of life 
history suh as len, rate of reprofttion, gstation, 
ant duration of rep rotuctive power* 
          The  iole ies1 Surey issues a leaflet (now out 
of print) listin pointsihr the study of life histories 
of -e   animals. This woul be a pd baes to stat from 
in outining life history stiudies for the Wichita., 
          In addition, I am attaching the insoaplete out-. 
lines for antelope, turky, blaaktail deer, ani mountain 
*shep *dieh I amuuing *r a prposed book en pine manag- 
mant in the Southms;V,4' These are personal property ant it 
is "    8rested that pendin  publication of the bookg, they be 
used only within the Forest Service for Servioe purposes, 
          I am sl   attaching a private mimeogph "n- 
forationt needed about Southwestern Game", wh4ic  my sug 
gest some points on life histories. 
          o illutstrate wat remains to be found out about 
life historis and nwne     t of American game species, I 
woult sgest the Library acure "Das Rotwil.L by S. Von 
bscfelt, publish*& by Urlag    uhadug       rlPry 
Berlin, 1899. This in in German, bt even the illustrations 
are an "eye-opener". 
          As to an outlin& of ecological s~tuies, I am not 
competent to make tetailed sugesion   becaue of unafamili- 
arity with the region. Some eaples of the role of pame 
in fbrest ecology are given in Clapp'sa report, now in prepar. 
atiox, on Ameicnim Forest Researc, ant Adams' "Heolog. sal 
Cenditions in National Forests sand Z~ks" issued by the 
 
 
*"Southwestern Game Fiels" by .Leopold, Pettit, and Ligon. 
 
 
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