Smokey the Bear Lied to You: Flaws in Existing Fire Management Strategies are Exposed by a Year of Unusually Extensive Wildfires in the West (Wisconsin Engineer Winter 2017, Volume 122, Number 1) We call it a Leopold trajectory because Leopold himself saw deeper connections. As with his desire to study grasses, we place an anti-cancer trajectory in New Mexico at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. The grasses in question are associated with a microorganism that produces the chemistry that kills common cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, even as the deer and cattle graze away. More profoundly, basal cell carcinoma has the ability to fine-tune thyroid hormone processes inside the cell. A cancer that appears to be superficial is an illusion.