Prior to joining the National Forest Commission Pinchot worked here Belonged to

Prior to joining the national forest commission

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Prior to joining the National Forest Commission, Pinchot worked here Belonged to George Vanderbilt o Pinchot's big client in early 1890 Huge estate in Montana Pinchot harvested timber and kept seed trees standing Forest Management Act Pinchot lobbied congress to keep reserves and open them up for commercial use National Forest Commission angry at him for doing so June 4, 1897; act was passed Public reserve in public ownership o Open to commercial use by private enterprises Forest reserves had to be used or people would force congress to abolish it Conservationists weren't happy about it o Lost of pristine land
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National Forest Idea Name change from Forest Management Act Department of the Interior All land was under this department Put management of forest reserve under general land office General Land Office Land office Sell off public land since 1800s Administer land laws of selling off public land Asked Pinchot to manage it o Pinchot believed it to be a corrupt, non-scientific organization o Went back to private practice Division of Forestry Fact-find organization Small and didn't do a lot Director retired and the Secretary of Agriculture asked Pinchot to manage it 1898: Pinchot took charge No forest to manage o Had elements to do so if organization grew
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  • Fall '08
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  • Gifford Pinchot, Pinchot, United States Forest Service, National Forest Commission

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