Chapter V

The Modern Conservation Legacy

Practical Conservation

A  1960s

1.  Controversy and Strife

2.  “Silent Spring” Rachel Carson

  • -clean air and water
  • -pesticides
  • -industrial polluters vs environmental health

3.  US Forest service ally with lumber industry

4.  Changing attitudes

  • -1963: Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies
  • -Gift of Grey Towers for Conservation education
  • -emerging conservation challenges of our own time
  • -multitude of laws and policies

5.  President Johnson, Wilderness Act


B  Issues Today

  1. Biodiversity
  2. Climate Change
  3. Sustainability
  4. Suburban Sprawl
  5. Population increase
  6. Protecting “The Greatest Good of the Greatest Number in the Longest Run”


C  Grey Towers National Historic Site

  1. Convener
  2. Meaningful dialogue about difficult issues
  3. Resolutions
  4. Education programs
  5. Inspiration


D  Milford Experimental Forest

  • -The American Chestnut
  • -Fungus
  • -Human Connection with nature



Terms to Know/Revisit

Carbon sequestration                            biomass

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