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Title: Theodore Roosevelt Land Conservation


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Theodore RooseveltLand Conservation
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Land Conservation
  • The cornerstone to his Domestic Policy.

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Reasons for Conservation
  • Government paid little attention to the nations
    natural resources in 1800s.
  • Private interests bought up the shrinking
    wilderness.
  • Urban growth.
  • Population increase.
  • Immigration.

4
Industrialization
  • Industrial waste dumped on land and in rivers.
  • Mining stripped the land.
  • Lumber companies over-logging affected flood
    control.

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Impact of Farming and Cattle Ranchers
  • Pioneer farmers clearing forests and plowing the
    prairies.
  • Overgrazing of cattle in the Great Plains.

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Roosevelt Takes Action
  • He alerted Americans that our resource supply was
    not endless.
  • Roosevelt influenced by naturalists John Muir and
    Gifford Pinchot.

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His Accomplishments
  • 150 National Forests.
  • 51 Federal Bird Reservations.
  • 4 National Game Reserves.
  • 5 National Parks.
  • 18 National Monuments.
  • 24 Reclamation Projects.
  • 7 Conservation Conferences and Commissions.

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National Parks
Crater Lake, Oregon
10
Wind Cave, South Dakota
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Sullys Hill, North Dakota
12
Platt, Oklahoma
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Mesa Verde, Colorado.
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  • He fought unsuccessfully to make the Grand Canyon
    a N.P.
  • He did protect it by declaring it a National
    Monument.
  • It will become a N.P. in 1919 after Roosevelt was
    president.

15
Antiquities Act 1906
  • The first law to establish that archeological
    sites on public lands are important public
    resources.
  • Obligates federal agencies that manage the public
    lands to preserve for present and future
    generations the historic, scientific,
    commemorative, and cultural values of the
    archaeological and historic site and structures
    on these lands.

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  • Authorizes the President to protect landmarks,
    structures, and objects of historic or scientific
    interest by designating them as National
    Monuments.
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