What were the efforts made by the U.S. government to conserve forests after World War 1 and World War 2? Was any special community or group made to complete this task? If yes then how did it conserve forests?
- 4 National Game preserves
- 5 National parks
- 18 National Monuments
- 24 Reclamation Projects
- 51 Federal Bird Preserves
- 150 National Forests; and
- 230 Million total acres set aside for the enjoyment of all
Modern sensitivities may disagree with Teddy's motivations as a well known big-game hunter, but he loved the outdoors and the American West and worked diligently while in office to preserve it for generations to come. Roosevelt upon taking office made
conservation a top priority, [establishing] a myriad of new national parks, forests, and monuments in order to preserve the nation's natural resources.
[from the introduction to the Wikipedia article on Theodore Roosevelt*].
We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.