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Wed, Aug 07

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Highlands

U.S. Conservation Leadership: Theodore Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter

This lecture will examine the backstory of how such scenic landscapes as the Great Smoky Mountains, Joshua Tree, the Everglades, and Sequoia were saved for posterity. How FDR used the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps to plant one billion trees establish 800 state parks will be explained.

U.S. Conservation Leadership: Theodore Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter
U.S. Conservation Leadership: Theodore Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Highlands, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Ever since Theodore Roosevelt saved 234 million acres of wild America from 1901 to 1909, Presidents get judged by their conservation record. This lecture will examine the backstory of how such scenic landscapes as the Great Smoky Mountains, Joshua Tree, the Everglades, Big Bend and Sequoia were saved for posterity. How FDR used the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps to plant one billion trees and establish 800 state parks will be explained. Special attention will also be given to how President Jimmy Carter protected 104 million acres of pristine Alaska in 1980 (inspired in part by the photography of Ansel Adams and his time fishing in North Georgia Mountain streams).

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