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user-inactivated  ·  1525 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

Leo Drey just died a few weeks ago in Missouri. He was the largest single land owner in the state and gave it all to conservation. He is considered the father or selective lumber harvest and made his millions restoring wrecked timber land and then cultivating it for years and years of timber harvest while respecting the land providing him his bounty. He is a hero in my book and helped to create one of my favorite places in the world, The Ozark Trail in Missouri.