LSU – Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

Fall 2020

Charles Fryling, Jr. (225) 933-2069

Project 2 & 3 (Total Points = 50)

Name, individuals, places, and situation which illustrate land ethics (good or bad).

Objective: To understand more fully the ethical issues people face when making decisions on the use of land.

You can use Aldo Leopold’s definition of land ethics or any other appropriate definition. Leopold called for a new ethic dealing with human’s relation to land and to the various components that are included in the land. In The Sand County Almanac published one year after Aldo Leopold’s death he argued that the next step within the expansion of ethics was to include nonhuman members of the earth and the land upon which they lived as elements with a moral context of ethics. Leopold’s basic principle of his land ethic was that, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Described by him in a different way: “The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

Project 2

Name an ethical issue.

Name a place where this land ethicmal situation occurred.

Project 3

Name the person or unnamed (title) of the persons which was discussed in the lectures or class readings. This person is the subject of project 2 above.

You should have a minimum of 5 examples. Both projects should be on the same sheet of paper and in a outline form. The projects are due November 23 at 9:00 AM.