Timeline

History of Environmental Science in the United States

Timeline created by samdlugoss in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Forest Plymouth Colony Law The Plymouth Colony passes a law restricting the cutting and selling of timber.
Deer Newport, Rhode Island Law The people of Newport, Rhode Island pass a law restricting deer hunting to six months of the year.
Timeline William Penn William Penn declares that one acre of land should remain forested for every five acres which are cut.
Yellowstone Yellowstone The first national park, Yellowstone, is established.
Tree planting American Forests American Forests is founded with the intention of preserving forests and our planet. Originally known as the American Forestry Association and lead by John Aston Warder.
Amc Appalachian Mountain Club The Appalachian Mountain Club is founded in Boston by Edward Pickering and 33 others to promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of mountains, forests, and trails in the Appalachian region.
B cc Boone and Crockett Club The Boone and Crockett Club is founded to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game.
Forest Creative Act Congress passes the Creative Act, converting a portion of publicly owned forests into protected forest reserves.
Forest2 Forest Reserve Act The Forest Reserve Act converts forest reserves established in the Creative Act into national forests and charges their managers with the task of improving and protecting the nation's supplies of wood and water.
Sierra club Sierra Club The Sierra Club is founded by John Muir to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
Waterfall American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society The American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society is founded by Andrew Haswell Green as "as a national organization of men and women for the protection of natural scenery and the preservation of historic landmarks in city or country...."
Woodcraft indian Woodcraft Indians Ernest Thompson Seton founds the Woodcraft Indians in Connecticut in order to preserve the wilderness knowledge of Native Americans.
Timeline Ernest Thompson Seton Speaks in Congress Seton speaks before the U.S. Congress in favor of legislation, authored by William T. Hornaday, which protects migratory birds.
Forest3 Forest Service The Bureau of Forestry becomes the Forest Service due to a handover to the Department of Agriculture.
Son of daniel boone Sons of Daniel Boone Daniel Carter Beard founds the Sons of Daniel Boone, which teaches boys about nature, conservation, and outdoorsmanship.
Lake Study of the Effects of Industrial Wastes on Fish M.C. Marsh publishs a study showing the effects of industrial waste on fish.
Bsa Boy Scouts of America Seton and Beard merge their organizations into the Boy Scouts of America, founded by William D. Boyce.
Nps National Park Service Congress establishes the National Park Service to care for and maintain national parks.
Iwl Izaak Walton League of America The Izaak Walton League of America is founded by avid anglers to converse, maintain, protect, and restore the world's natural resources.
Forest4 Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 The Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 establishes multiple-use management of forests.
Silent spring Silent Spring Silent Spring SummaryRachel Carson publishes Silent Spring, a book about the environmental hazards posed by the use of DDT.
Earth day First Earth Day The first Earth Day is celebrated, sparking an environmental movement in the United States and leading to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.E.P.A.), the Council on Environmental Quality, and a number of state and local environmental agencies.
Ny audubon New York Audubon Society The New York Audubon Society is founded to conserve and restore natural ecosystems in the state of New York.