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Environmental History of the US:   Some Important Thinkers From Frontier Worldview to the Environmental Movement Names to Know: Henry David Thoreau John Muir Theodore Roosevelt Rachel Carson Aldo Leopold                         
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The Frontier Era (1607-1890) Frontier Environmental Worldview: Hostile, Dangerous Wilderness to Be  Conquered 1890 – Frontier “Closed”
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Early Alarms (1832-1870) Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) – Concerned with Species Loss in E. Massachusetts. Life in the Woods  (1854) George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) – Scientist, Member of Congress from Vt. Man and Nature  (1864) – Used Science, Case Studies – Need for Resource Conservation
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Government and Citizen  Involvement (1870-1930) Forest Reserve Act, 1891 Fed Gov’t Responsible for Protecting Public  Lands John Muir (1838-1914) Founded Sierra Club Yosemite (1890) Proposed National Park System
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course ENVSCI 101 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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