Progressive Era Conservation Movement

College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from… read more

College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from rampant logging and hydraulic mining. During the Progressive Era from 1901 through 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt worked with Gifford Pinchot -- the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service -- to set aside more than a hundred and fifty million acres of land to be under federal government control. This land was designated for National Parks and responsible logging. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Andrew H. Fisher Associate Professor College of William and Mary->Tyler (Lyon Gardiner) History Department

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Progressive Era Conservation Movement

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Program ID:
308742-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 15, 2012
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2013

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  • Dec 15, 2012 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 15, 2012 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 16, 2012 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2013 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2013 | 8:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2013 | 11:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2013 | 4:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2013 | 3:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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