Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm

naturessecondchance_opt~s250x500By Javier Serna
Managing Editor

By Steven I. Apfelbaum

Beacon Press, $25.95

The author, an ecologist, is noted for his research on how plants and birds respond to wildfires in the Boundary Waters. However, this is his account of restoration work on his 80-acre farm in southern Wisconsin, where he implemented the “land ethic” principles of conservation godfather Aldo Leopold. The book includes a foreword from Leopold’s daughter, Nina Leopold Bradley, who died last year in Baraboo, Wis. —Javier Serna