America's Conservation Impulse A Century of Saving Trees in the Old Line State
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Publisher: University Press of Virginia
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In 2006, conservationists everywhere celebrated the 100th anniversary of professional forestry in Maryland, the Old Line State. Under the leadership of Fred Wilson Besley, Maryland's first and the nation's third state forester, scientific forest management and the larger conservation impulse became firmly ensconced. A protégé of America's most famous forester, Gifford Pinchot, Besley moved aggressively to implement pioneering scientific and conservation practices that are commonplace today. Besley helped to stem the tide of forest loss from excessive logging and rampant fire, he started a state forest nursery and launched a program to reforest thousands of acres of "wasteland" along More...
Geoffrey L. Buckley is an associate professor in the department of geography and the Program in Environmental Studies at Ohio University. He is the author ofExtracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910ndash;1945andAmericarsquo;s Conservation Impulse: Saving Trees in the Old Line State. Michele Morrone is an associate professor of environmental health sciences and director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University. Her publications includeSound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health and the Decisionmaking ProcessandPoisons on Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States.
|Introduction: A Case Study for the Nation|
|America's Forest Legacy|
|Professional Forestry Comes to Maryland, 1906-1923|
|Managing Baltimore's Urban Forest, 1912-1942|
|The Dean of State Forestry, 1923-1942|
|Rebirth and Renewal, 1942-1968|
|A Rich Inheritance, 1969-2006|
|Epilogue: On Behalf of the Public Good|
|Maryland State Forest Lands Acquired as of 17 May 1934|
|Trees Planted and Removed in Baltimore, 1957-1965|
|About the Author|
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