Chapter II

Influences and The Birth of  American Forestry

A   Inspiration

1.  Man and Nature by Marsh

Land stewardship    (Mediterranean devastated)

-Climate change and landscape change

-Consequences of deforestation
-conquerors vs stewards

2.  Grey Towers

Effected Gifford, love for wilderness

Architecture/Inspiration

Renewed landscape

Conservation practice and ethic

 

B.  European Forestry Model

1.  “Robin Hood”        

2.  Scientific Management

3.  Need for proof of other long term benefits

  • Fighting idea of inexhaustibility
  • Lumber was crops  “sustained yield”  (modern global sustainability)

4.  Danger of the concept of inexhaustibility

5.  ** Federal gov’t had a big part to play

 

C.  Establishing a solid base

1.  Vanderbilt Estate Forest

2.  Publications and the press

  • Biltmoore Forest Publication
  • The White Pine: A Study
  • Government Forestry Abroad

 

D.  Yale Endowment

1.  Forestry program

2.  Grey Towers training ground 1901

  • ID trees, habitats, etc
  • “prepared and inspired”

 

E.  The Concept of The National Forest
1.  Sustainable use of national resources

 

Terms to Know or Revisit:

National Forestry Commission 1896                Endowment                  Man and Nature by George Marsh 1864

Frontier hangover


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