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Natural Resource Conservation: Part 3 FANR/MARS 1100 Resource Conservation History Overview Overall, we have moved from Exploitation to Conservation o Pre 1900: Era of Exploitation o Early 1900s: The Roosevelt Era o Mid 1900s: The New Deal o 1970s and 80s: The Modern Conservation Movement o 1990s to present: International Conservation Think global but act local Before 1900 North America seen as land of vast and almost unlimited resources 1800’s – soil erosion due to planting crops like tobacco and cotton Man and Nature (1864) by Georgia Perkins Marsh first got public attention John Muir – work led to first national parks (Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Sequoia) o Considered the father of Preservation and of national parks 19011909 – First Wave Nation begins to realize that resources are not limitless President Teddy Roosevelt friends with Gifford Pinchot. Became friends from a boxing match that happened on a boat, Pinchot won, Roosevelt gained respect and he became forest service advisor. Roosevelt an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, lead many environmental efforts Gifford Pinchot: U.S. Forest Service started under his direction o Came up with the idea of multiple use and sustained yield (Take a little bit, leave a little bit) National Park Service established Great Depression / New Deal Years 19331941 – Second Wave President Franklin Roosevelt introduces numerous programs that created jobs and helped solve natural resource problems o PSFP: Prairie States Forest Project o CCC: Civilian Conservation Corps o SCS: Soil Conservation Service o TVA: Tennessee Valley Authority Programs start to address environmental problems Established federal government as a participant in natural resource management on private land as well as public lands 19601980 – Third Wave Today’s modern environmental movement is born, fueled by a number of books and essays: o Silent Spring (Rachel Carson) Had to do with DDT and the process of biomagnification o The Population Bomb (Paul Ehrlich) Unless we control our population, we will use up our natural resources o The Tragedy of the Commons (Garrett Hardin) We don’t selfgovern very well when it comes to natural resources that we hold in common. In the early 1970s, a number of key environmental laws were passed, mostly under Nixon: o Clean Air Act o Clean Water Act o Endangered Species Act o Toxic Substances Control act Since 1980 – Forth Wave Some advances, some setbacks United Nations involvement grows Environmental protection has grown to a global scale
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