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date: 06 August 2020

Forests and Forestry. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Michael WilliamsMichael Williams

In 1873, as the clearing of forests for agriculture, lumber, and fuelwood threatened the nation's future timber supply, the American Association for the Advancement of Science petitioned Congress and state legislatures to recognize the importance of timber cultivation and forest preservation. The resulting ... ...

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