An excerpt from a 1908 essay by Gifford Pinchot about conserving natural resources. An excerpt from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 advocating for the creation of forest reserves in the Appalachians.
The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot was central to the early twentieth-century conservation movement in the United States and the political history and evolution of the Keystone State.
Gifford Pinchot was born to a wealthy family on August 11, 1865, at his family’s summer home in Connecticut. His family was upper-class merchants, politicians, and land owners. His father asked him what he thought about being a forester because not a single American had made forestry a profession.Gifford Pinchot papers, Summary Primarily correspondence and subject files, together with memoranda, diaries, speeches, articles, reports, financial records, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Pinchot's activities in conservation and forestry and to his terms as governor of Pennsylvania.His recent publications include Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot and America’s Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands. References 1 Pinchot, Gifford. Diary, October 22, 1889, Gifford Pinchot Papers, Library of Congress. 2 Pinchot, Gifford. 1998. Breaking New Ground, 4th Edition.
John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, advocated preservation of natural resources from use, while Gifford Pinchot, a forester, called instead for conservation, the proper use of natural resources. Together, environmentalist advocacy of different types led to the establishment of the National Park Service by Congress in 1916, and the preservation of areas including Yosemite and Yellowstone.Read More
Concepts about Nature during the Progressive Era with Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. In Roosevelt, there existed a young boy who immersed himself in the natural world to overcome his childhood physical ailments.Read More
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In the mid to late 19th century, natural resources were heavily exploited, especially in the West. Land speculators and developers took over large tracts of forests and grazing land. Acreage important to waterpower was seized by private concerns. Mining companies practiced improper and wasteful.Read More
The Progressive Era: Make Your Own DBQ. The Progressives organized in response to the horrors of late 19th Century urban life and sought to alleviate urban blight and economic disadvantage as well as curb political corruption. Listed below are key people, documents and legislation in this effort.Read More
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party, he became a driving force during the Progressive Era in the early twentieth century.Read More
Gifford Pinchot's Path to Progressive Reform Brian Balogh Gifford Pinchot was the Progressive Era's Forrest Gump. When it came to the politics of conservation, he was everywhere. Pinchot was the youngest member of the National Forest Commission in 1896. He directed the Division of Forestry (later the Forest Service) from 1898 through 1910.Read More
Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) (U.S. Forest Service) Gifford Pinchot: Early American Conservationist (United States History) The Life of Gifford Pinchot (1865 - 1946) (PA State Parks) Gifford Pinchot: America's First Forester( Wilderness.net) Governor Gifford Pinchot (PA Historic and Museum Commission).Read More
Vigorous, colorful, bold and highly personal, Breaking New Ground is the autobiography of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the Forest Service. He tells a fascinating tale of his efforts, under President Theodore Roosevelt, to wrest the forests from economic special interests and to bring them under management for multiple- and long-range use.Read More
Gifford Pinchot to Colby, February 11, 1905, both in Robert Underwood Johnson Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley Muir to Colby, May 23, December 24, December 31, 1908, January 25, 1909, John Muir Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley.Read More