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1780s Thomas Malthus
1890 U.S. Government declares frontier closed
1891 Forest Reserve Act (1891)
1892 John Muir (1892), preservationist
1892 Sierra Club
1900 Lacey Act (1900)
1900-1909 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (early 1901-1909 The Golden Age of Conservation)
1902 Reclamation Act (1902)
1905 Audobon Society, founding of (1905)
1905 Gifford Pinchot (1905)
1906 Antiquities Act (1906)
1908 Svante Arhenius (1908)
1910 Alice Hamilton (1910?)
1916 Woodrow Wilson and National Park Service Act (1916)
1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)
1930s Franklin D. Roosevelt (early 1930s stuff … think history class!)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (1933?)
1934 Dust Bowl begins in Midwest (1934)
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1934 Taylor Grazing Act (1934)
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Taylor Grazing Act (1934, Steve Medved)
President Roosevelt signed this law
Roosevelt intended to "stop injury to the public grazing land… by preventing overgrazing and soil deterioration; to provide for their orderly use, improvement, and development…”
The Act set out to conserve public grazing lands from being degraded too quickly.
Governmental policies were used to prevent erosion and to develop the land appropriately.
The U.S. Grazing Service was created to establish an effective way to control grazing in the western states.
Uses a permit system to assign districts for managing wildlife.
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