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18 Jan 2018
Timber shortages were first recorded in China, Egypt, and Rome
Forestry harvests reach 1 billion board feet
American Forestry association founded promoted timber and forestry
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorized cities to purchase municipal forests to protect wetlands
U.S. forestry service is formed and took over forest reserves and established National Forests
Gifford Pinchot became the first head of the Forestry Division of the Forestry Service
Weeks Law- gave the president authority to purchase forestlands for river watersheds protection
Migratory Bird Treaty Act- joint legislation between Great Britain and U.S.
Soil Conservation Service was formed
Aldo Leopold published Game Management
Duck Stamp Act- required an additional waterfowl stamp
Taylor Grazing Act- legislation to regulate grazing on public lands
Soil Erosion Service is formed
Flood Control Act authorized the SCS to develop and implement plans for upstream soil and water conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- Helps regulate hunting and fishing throughout the U.S.
The Bureau of Land Management is formed
Watershed Protection & Flood Prevention Act- gave conservation responsibilities to state & local organizations
Agricultural Stabilization an Conservation Service- provided farmers with incentive payment for the soil conservation
Lacey Act- made the interstate transportation of game a federal crime
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