The USDA Forest Service
Introduction to the National Forests
Early Days of the
1891 - Benjamin Harrison established first forest
reserve - Yellowstone Timberland Reserve (Now
Shoshone and Teton National Forests).
Many early forests esta
Historical Development of
Where did the idea of parks
Early parks characterized
as formal gardens.
One of the most famous
was the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon
Built by King
Nebuchadnezzar in 600
B.C. as a gift
Outdoor Recreation and Local
Local government can be complex.
In U.S. there are over 80,000 units of local
85% having taxing authority.
All states empower local government to
manage parks and recreation systems.