Progressives created the Gospel of Efficiency which had big governments that were efficient enough to control the big business. The division of forestry became the Bureau of Forestry.
Conservation and the US Forest Service 18:05 Inefficiencies (GLO) The Gospel of Efficiency Division of Forestry Minnesota National Forest Florence Bramhall Bureau of Forestry Transfer Act (1905) U.S. Forest Service National Forests Theodore Roosevelt William McKinley Conservation Utilitarian Conservation Pinchot took over it in 1898 He grew the agency to become the Bureau of Forestry which was later change into the US Forestry Pinchot looked at the general land office (GLO), the organization that was in control of the forest reserves, as an inefficient corrupt government organization. No trained scientific foresters He did not want anything to do with GLO In the late 1800’s to the , the General Land Office had control of the forest reserves, and they took the blame for not being scientifically ready to manage the forest reserves Pinchot did his best to build up (5:00) by:
Conservation and the US Forest Service 18:05 The things that he learned in Europe was applicable to the West Trees were crops, and forests were crop land The forest reserves should be in agriculture and not in the department of interior Pinchot was very well connected, so he worked and lobbied to make the Division of Forestry bigger, which would happen by become the Bureau of Forestry The basics of forestry: You do not clear cut, leave at least 10% of the trees standing so that they can propagate quicker Also after you cut, you plant tree seedlings Minnesota National Forest What became the Forest Service was allowed to go and manage a huge track of land in Minnesota and the loggers wanted to go and clear cut it A group of people lobbied to have it reserved rather than cut down In 1908 it became the Minnesota National Forest Strong evidence that the Pinchot theory could work on the national service, and that it should be in the National Forest Service rather than the GLO Forest Reserves were renamed the National Forest “Allow lumber to happen, allow mining to happen, allow (14:00)” Pinchot cannot be given all the credit for changing the National Forests Theodore Roosevelt Grew up Conservative His parents believed in public service He became a domestic liberal that was a change from being a young Conservative Met Pinchot while being New York’s governor
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