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Sierra Club Bulletin, Volume 10...


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...of Public Roads and Rural Engineering, Bureau of Soils, Bureau of Biological Survey, and the Bureau of Entomology. Obviously, there are in the forests many problems relating to live-stock, plant growth, predatory animal and insect control, soil conditions, and road and trail work. These great bureaus are directly and intimately concerned with these problems. If the forests were transferred to another department, that department either would have to duplicate these bureaus in part or would have all the difficulties of co-operation with another department which seem to be inherent. Whether the National Park Service should be transferred to the Department of Agriculture is a matter for consideration. If the transfer should be made, it would be unnecessary and, in my judgment, unwise to consolidate the work of the two services. The park service should take its place in the organization of the department as an independent bureau, with its activities closely related to those of the Forest Service. Certainly, if the two services are to be administered by different departments, there should be the closest co-operation throughout. Such co-operation should include not only the question of the creation of new parks out of national forests, but also fire protection on contiguous properties, game preservation, road building, and other activities. Recreation In The National Forests Of California During the season of 1916 the Forest Service distributed 90,000 recreation maps of nine national forests in California to those planning trips to these forests or to others interested. These maps, prepared by the Service, give detailed information about trails, roads, camping-places, supply-stations, resorts, and points of scenic interest, and also furnish concise histories and d... Hide synopsis

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