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  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (January 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 114126563X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1141265633
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,360,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Hodges on March 14, 2013
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Gifford Pinchot, the founder of the United States Forest Service gives the primary reasons and principles behind the founding of the American public forest service land.
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This book supported the conservation programs of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The author warned of the over-mining of irreplaceable minerals and the land being destroyed. Pennsylvania then had 3,000 square miles of forests totally stripped of trees.

Pinchot warned of overgrazing and its contributions towards soil erosion. He saw the principles of conservation being protecting forests, preventing waste, developing water power, and properly developing and preserving resources.

Pinchot called up a comprehensive plan for waterways development. Localities act in their own interests. Policies need to be created for everyone’s best interests.

The National Forests were transferred from the Interior Department to the Forest Service in 1905. The Forest Service had given priority to the public over corporations in forest and water use.

Pinchot considered conservation as a moral issue. He saw it is as important to conserve for benefiting future generations.

Pinchot called for removing special interests from politics. He called for laws prohibiting corporations from giving money or consideration to politicians. As he noted, ‘There can be no legislative cure-all for great political evils, but legislation can make easier the effective expression and execution of the popular will.”
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By Kenneth on September 10, 2013
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I have always been interested in and a proponent of conservation, but when I started researching for my book, Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop It, I began to get hungry for more information about conservation and how to stop habitat destruction, to which I devoted one chapter in my book. This book is a good resource for the American perspective on conservation which emulates great American politician who was interested in it enough to do something about it. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the subject (as we all should be). By the way, it's a great title. It seems that in these times of mega agribusiness, pesticide use and the destruction of habitat and biodiversity, it is something we all will have to fight for if we want to keep any kind of quality of life.
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By Silvia Ramirez on February 12, 2013
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Love it....Love it! I have been trying to find the book, but I guess an electronic copy works better since I will forever own it on my kindle!
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