P1, Mlo Bonni, APES Timeline Activity

  • Sep 9, 1000

    Agricultural Revolution

    Agricultural Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
  • Thomas Mathus Theory

    Thomas Mathus Theory
    The theory predicted that exponential growth of the human population would outpace linear food production, which would lead to starvation.
  • Birth of John Muir

    Birth of John Muir
    John Muir was a naturalist. He founded the Sierra Club and helped established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    A book published in 1854 written by Henry about his time spent living in his cabin in the woods.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    A law signed by President Abraham Lincoln accelerating settlement in the western territory of the United States.
  • Founding of Yellowstone National Park

    Founding of Yellowstone National Park
  • Founding of American Forestry Association

    Founding of American Forestry Association
    Established to help conservation of forests.
  • Founding of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

    Founding of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks
  • General Revision Act

    Repealed the Timber Culture and Preemption Acts and gave the President authority to create forests preserves under the Forest Reserve Act.
  • Founding of Sierra Club

    Founding of Sierra Club
    Founded by John Muir who became its first President. Made it its mission to explore and protect wild places on earth.
  • Lacey Act

    Protects plants and wildlife by creating penalty for trading fishes, wildlife and plants illegally.
  • Goden Age of Conservation (Theodore Roosevelt)

    Goden Age of Conservation (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • Establishment of the First National Wildlife Refuge

    Establishment of the First National Wildlife Refuge
  • Founding of U.S Forest Service

    Established during Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency at the peak of the Progressive Movement. The service manages public land in national forests and grasslands.
  • Gifford Pinchot

    Gifford Pinchot
    Was the 1st Chief of the Forest Service, and 4th Chief of the Division of Forestry. Made forester an actual profession with Roosevelt's support.
  • Aldo Leopold

    Aldo Leopold
    Leopold was a conservative, educator, philosopher, forester writer and outdoor enthusiast. He is responsible for establishing U.S Forest Service in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Founding of Audubon Society

    Founding of Audubon Society
    Established to help conserve as well as restore natural ecosystems. The Society focuses a lot on conserving different kinds of bird species.
  • Antiquities Act

    A preservation law protecting areas and land of historical significance.
  • Roosevelt was waving so much forest that Congress banned further withdrawals

  • U.S National Park Service Founded

    U.S National Park Service Founded
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The 1930s was a period of dust storm that did great damage to American and Canadian agricultures.
  • Founding of Civilian Conservation Corps

    Founding of Civilian Conservation Corps
    Established to conserve America's natural resources so that it can last for an extended amount of time.
  • Soil Conservation Service Founded

    Soil Conservation Service Founded
    The organization provides funds to improve conservation of soil. Helps ecosystems recover from wildfires and tries to minimize runoff that might cause soil erosion.
  • Taylor Grazing Act

    Taylor Grazing Act
    The Act was signed by President Roosevelt in his mission to conserve ecosystems and the environment. The act was meant to control overgrazing of public land by livestocks which cause soil erosion.
  • Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act

    Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act
    Also known as the Duck Stamp. Damage to their ecosystem and habitat, as well as overshooting caused a decreased in the bird's population and the the act made it so that any person above 16 or older must carry a duck stamp in order to hunt ducks, geese etc.
  • Fish + Wildlife Service Founded

    The agency is responsible with protecting and conserving fish, plants species, as well as the habitat they live in.
  • Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall
    Had a passion for animals which prompted her to live in the wildness of Tanzania, Africa to study chimpanzees and the evolution of humans.
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson

    The book showed all the negative effects of DDT and caused questions about advancement in technology as well as providing a reason as to why it is important to conserve the environment.
  • Clean Air Act

    63 and 65- This act was meant to provide funding for the clean up of air pollution
    70- Created policies that helped prevent harm being done to the environment
    77- New Source Review
    90- Gave more authority to the EPA to make and enforce environmental regulations
  • Wildness Act

    Protects millions of acres of wilderness and was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin

    Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin
  • Wild and Scenic Rives Act

    Also signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson the act protects rivers in the U.S.
  • NEPA

    The National Environmental Policy Act makes federal agencies consider the impact on the environment when making decisions for the progress of their agency,
  • Cuyahoga River Catches Fire

    Located in Cleveland, Ohio. Due to being one of the most polluted rivers in America at the time, the river caught on fire.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Created the EPA to enforce guidelines that have to do with the environment. His time in office greatly benefitted the environment the associations that were trying to manage and preserve it.
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
  • Establishment of the EPA

    Environmental pollution caused President Richard Nixon to act by establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the protection of the environment.
  • FIFRA 72, 75, 78, 88

    Federal Insectide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide. The sale and distribution of pesticides were controlled by this program.
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

    OPEC Oil Embargo
    Arab oil producers declared that they were limiting shipping oil to the United States.
  • Endangered Species Act

  • Depletion of Ozone Layer due to CFC

    Depletion of Ozone Layer due to CFC
    CFC is a compound consisting of Chlorine, fluorine, and carbon and in 1974, Sherwood, Roland, and Molina announced that it was depleting the ozone layer.
  • RCRA

    The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act was passed in able to ensure the protection of human health and the environment from waste disposals.
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

    Protected people and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.
  • Clean Water Act

    Clean Water Act
    Stopped companies and facilities from dumping waste into the water contributing to water pollution.
  • Love Canal

    Love Canal
    The area known as Love Canal was housing a large amount of hazardous chemical waste, which contaminated the area. The pollution in the area affected the health of the residents living in the area.
  • 3 Mile Island Nuclear Accident

    3 Mile Island  Nuclear Accident
    The accident was serious yet only a small amount of radiation was released and there were no recored health effects. The accident had a huge impact on emergency responses to these types of situation.
  • Alaskan Lands Act

    Alaskan Lands Act
    The act proctects over 100 million acres of federal land in Alaska.

    This law taxed chemical and petroleum industries and authorized the United States government to respond to possible releases of hazardous chemicals that could be a danger to the environment and people.
  • Reagan In Office

    Reagan In Office
    Reagan was pro-industry/economy and so not much progress was made in environmentalism during his time in office.
  • Bhopal, Indian

    Methyl isocynate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Indian, killing over 8,000 people in a matter of days.
  • Chernobyl

    A nuclear power station in Ukraine had an accident that cause its Unit 4 to shut down. The accident killed 28 of its workers.
  • Montreal Protocol

    Regulations trying to reduce amounts of substances and chemicals that contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer.
  • World Population Reaches 5 Billion

    World Population Reaches 5 Billion
  • Exxon Valdez

    Exxon Valdez was the oil that caused the biggest oil spill in United States history at the time. This made the U.S consider plans for dealing with these types of disaster.
  • Energy Policy Act

    Energy Policy Act
    Established energy mangagement goals.
  • Desert Protection Act

    The act established Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and Mojave National Reserve.
  • Julia Butterfly Hill sat in tree "Luna" for 700+ days to protest deforestation

    Julia Butterfly Hill sat in tree "Luna" for 700+ days to protest deforestation
  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol
    An international agreement in an attempt to to reduce emissions that harm the environment and contribute to climate change.
  • World Population Reaches 6 Billion

  • World Population Reaches 7 Billion