A Sand County Almanac


Aldo Leopold

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A term coined by Leopold. This refers to a set of values that can be practiced by partaking in any activity that reminds a person of the past, and a time when people were forced to live off—and thus with—the land.
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Split-Rail Value Term Timeline in A Sand County Almanac

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Part III: Wildlife in American Culture
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...is value in any experience that reminds a person of history. He calls this “ split-rail value .” Second, he finds value in any experiences that remind a person of the importance... (full context)
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...has noticed an overall increase in mechanization, and a decrease in the cultural values (like split-rail value s and sportsmanship) he finds so important. He argues that outdoor recreation is “essentially primitive,”... (full context)
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He also argues “mechanization offers no cultural substitute for the split-rail value it destroys.” However, he concedes that cropping—that is, reintroducing animals to fish or hunt into... (full context)