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Early forestry and conservation in America

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Landscape Ecology. 18(2): 208-210.


One might wonder why a biography of Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) is being reviewed in Landscape Ecology. I admit to having more than a casual interest in Pinchot and his era. As an employee of the USDA (Department of Agriculture) Forest Service, I am always interested to learn about the early history of the agency and its first Chief. In fact, this volume constitutes a valuable history lesson for those working in landscape ecology and conservation.


Iverson, Louis R. 2003. Early forestry and conservation in America. Landscape Ecology. 18(2): 208-210.

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