• Thomas Mathus (population growth)

    Thomas Mathus (population growth)
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    Book writen about living in the woods. A deatailed account of nature.
  • Homestead act

    The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, typically called a "homestead", at little or no cost.
  • Yellow Stone National Park Founded

    Yellow Stone National Park Founded
  • American Forestry Association founded

    American Forests is a non-profit conservation organization, established in 1875, and dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy forest ecosystems. The current headquarters are in Washington, D.C.
  • Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks founded

  • John Muir

    John Muir
    Extreme Preservationalist
  • General Revison Act

    The General Revision Act of 1891 repealed the Timber Culture and Preemption Acts and authorized the President of the United States, under the Forest Reserve Act, to create forest preserves "wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not...."
  • Sierra Club founded

    The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.
  • Lacey Act

    The Lacey Act protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations.
  • Golden Age of Conservation 1901-1909

  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    26th president of the US. Loved hunting and made many conservation laws.
  • First national wildlife refuge established

  • US forest Service founded

    US forest Service founded
    The United States Forest Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres
  • Gifford Pinchot

    Gifford Pinchot
    Pinchot is known for reforming the management and development of forests in the United States and for advocating the conservation of the nation's reserves by planned use and renewal.
  • Aldo Leopold

    Aldo Leopold
    Aldo Leopold was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and environmentalist.
  • Audubon Society founded

    The National Audubon Society is an American, non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation.
  • Antiquities Act

    Prevented US citizens from urbanizing and populating pretty land. Makes land untouchable.
  • Congress became upset with Roosevelt

  • US National Park service founded

  • Civilian Conservation Corps founded

    Civilian Conservation Corps founded
    Was a puplic work relief program for young men.
  • Soil Conservation Service founded

    Soil Conservation Service founded
    An agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
  • Taylor Grazing Act

    A United States federal law that provides for the regulation of grazing on the public lands (excluding Alaska) to improve rangeland conditions and regulate their use.
  • Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act

    A document hunters need to legally shoot ducks and birds. Funds fish and game programs.
  • Fish Plus wildlife Service founded

    Fish Plus wildlife Service founded
    US gov. agency dedicated to the managment of fish, wildlife and natural habitats.
  • Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall
    British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN messenger of peace.
  • Silent Spring published by Rachael Carson

    Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published on September 27, 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the contemporary American environmental movement.
  • Wilderness Act

  • clean air act

    clean air act
    1963-1990.The Clean Air Act is a United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level.
  • Garret Hardin & Tragedy of the commons

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

    Protected rivers that were important for future generations.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
  • Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio

    A heavily polluted river that caught fire due to pollutions.
  • NEPA

    National Enviromental Policy Act. Federal agencies to take the enviroment into account when making decisions.
  • First Earth day

  • EPA established

  • Endangered Species Act


    Provides federal control of pesticide distribution, sale, and use.
  • OPEC oil embargo

    OPEC oil embargo
    US didnt get oil from OPEC because of a war with Israel.
  • Rolan and Molina

  • RCRA

    Is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.
  • Clean water act

    Is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

    The primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States.
  • Love Canal, NY

    Love Canal, NY
    Was a neighborhood in Niagra falls NY. Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed that the site had formerly been used to bury 21,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical.
  • Lois Gibbs

    Lois Gibbs
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear accident

    partial nuclear meltdown which occurred in one of the two Three Mile Island nuclear reactors in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States, on March 28, 1979.
  • Alaskan Lands Act

    The Act provided for 43,585,000 acres of new national parklands in Alaska; the addition of 53,720,000 acres to the National Wildlife Refuge System; twenty-five wild and scenic rivers
  • Ronald Reagan (enviro persective)

  • Bhopal, India

    gas leak incident in india. over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl socyariate gas
  • Chernobyl

    catastrophic nuclear accident at the chernobyl nuclear power plant in ukraine.

  • Superfund

  • Montreal Protocol

    is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.
  • Exxon Valdez

    Spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrells of oil in the prince williams sound.
  • Energy Policy Act of 1992

    Established several energy managment goals.
  • Dessert Protection Act

    Established Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the Mojave Preserve in the California desert.
  • Julia Butterfly Hill

  • Kyoto protocol

    1997-2005. International treaty that is set to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.