Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Date of this Version

January 1972


A contribution of Federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Project W-l5-R.


Some forty years ago, the concept of habitat interspersion was advanced by Aldo Leopold (1931). Indicating then that "we are only on the threshold of an understanding of the ecology of game species," Leopold went on to postulate his law of interspersion which recognized that “game is a phenomenon of edges.” Although the validity of Leopold's premises has been documented both directly and indirectly many times in the past four decades, the complexity and frustration in describing ecological diversity of game range has continued to pose a problem for wildlife managers since 1931.