Summary Of The Film 'Thinking Like A Moutain' By Aldo Leopold

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"I have watched the face of many a newly wolfless mountain, and seen the south-facing slope wrinkle with a maze of new deer trails. I have seen every edible bush and seedling browsed, first to anaemic desuetude, and then to death" (Leopold 2). This quote from "Thinking Like a Moutain" supports the fact that author Aldo Leopold believes that an ecosystem is nothing without its plants and animals. Similarly, in the documentary Cold Warriors: Wolves vs. Buffalo, director Jeff Turner explains that wolves and buffalo in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) work against each other to create a beautiful ecosystem, and healthy place for plants and animals to live. For this, and other reasons, Aldo Leopold would feel conflicted about what is happening in WBNP.
One strong point to consider from the documentary is when a black bear paid a visit to the wolf pack during the summer. The bear kept trying to get to the cubs while the older wolves said otherwise. Just as the bear was about to go into the forest after the cubs, the wolves kept biting the
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This is meaningful to WBNP because so much pollution could come from the plant and affect the ecosystem. This is important because Leopold would dislike this event. In "Thinking Like a Mountain," Leopold shot and killed a mother wolf and had an instant regret. In the article, Leopold states, "But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view" (Leopold 2). This is important because nature is like a canvas and no one should mess it up. Although, the oil company has a chance of doing just that. Since they are located right on the boarder of the National Park, one spill could have such a huge impact on the ecosystem. Also; the company is located up stream. If some oil gets into the river, it will flow downstream and effect the animals ' drinking
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