Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Gifford Pinchot

1898

Gifford Pinchot was appointed chief of the Division of Forestry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beginning an era of scientific forestry where, theoretically, clear-cutting was to be abandoned.

Forest Reserves

1893

President Benjamin Harrison created the 13 million acres of forest reserves including four million acres covering much of the High Sierra.

Sierra Club

June 4, 1892

Sierra Club incorporated with John Muir as President

Forest Reserve Act

1891

Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, empowering the President to create “forest reserves.” This created the legislative foundation for what became the National Forest system.

Yosemite and General Grant National Parks

October 1, 1890

Congress passed legislation establishing Yosemite and General Grant National Parks in California.