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Unformatted text preview: ENVS 173 Lecture 11-2 Modern Federal Land Use and Water Resources Agencies U.S. Forest Service (USFS)- wisely use the national forest for a sustained yield of lumber and the health of the land, you need lumber but you have to do it right and cut the forests down in a good way, continued to hire people to improve the health of the forests, 1905-2005 = 100 th anniversary, today 190 million acres owned by the USFS, Weeks Act- Passed in 1911 by Congress, as a result could purchase cut over land east of the 100 th Meridian, added 22 million acres to the national forest between 1910-1930s, lands that were abandoned by lumber companies after they clear cut them, National Park Service (NPS)- Pot springs was the first, US Army managed the national parks, tried to stop poaching, but this wasnt their calling, passed in 1916 with the push of Mather, Mater was asked to be the first Director, a division in the Department of the Interior, mission was the to be maintained and unimpaired, another mission was that the parks were to be set aside for...
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