By Douglas W. McCleery
MacCleery recounts how settlers got rid of a lot of the yank wooded area for agriculture and trade throughout the nineteenth century. initially of the 20 th century, notwithstanding, demographic adjustments and an rising conservation stream helped decrease wildfire and inspire reforestation. this day there's extra forestland within the U.S. than there has been seventy five years in the past.
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S. forests has increased dramatically in all regions except the Pacific Coast, where per acre volume declined slightly in the 1970s and early 1980s because of the harvest of old growth timber, but now exceeds 1952 levels. Wood volume per acre has increased by 50 percent nationally since 1952. In the East, it has doubled. 1990 over thirty-three million national forest acres had been designated as wilderness. Approximately half of this land is forested. RISE OF PRIVATE FOREST MANAGEMENT Until the 1920s, the forest products industry showed little interest in forest management.
Hundred) than for any other object. But in spite of their obvious advantages, adoption of wood stoves was gradual, occurring first in towns, where wood was expensive as well as difficult to store because of its bulk. Fireplaces continued to predominate for cooking and heating in rural areas well into the mid-1800s. While increased use of wood stoves began to reduce the per capita consumption of fuelwood for domestic purposes, increases in industrial uses 16 AMERICAN FORESTS Figure 8. Southern Appalachian farm eked a living out of the forest.
The American Forestry Association, formed in 1875, and the Sierra Club, formed in 1892, are both tangible examples of public concern for the forested environment. Other concerned groups included the Boone and Crockett Club (1888), National Audubon Society (1905), and Izaak Walton League (1922). CONDITION OF FORESTS AND WILDLIFE IN 1900 The following snapshot of the condition of the nation’s forest and wildlife in 1900 helps frame the natural resource situation that faced these early conservation leaders: Wildfire commonly consumed twenty million to fifty million acres annually (an area the size of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware combined).
American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery by Douglas W. McCleery