Proceedings of the American Forest Congress Held at Washington, D. C., January 2 to 6, 1905

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Associaion, 1905 - Forests and forestry - 474 pages

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Page 372 - Unit (BTU) is the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.
Page 377 - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to Improve and. protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of the citizens of the United States...
Page 175 - An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes...
Page 72 - Because rainfall is most abundant where forests grow, many believe that forests exert an important influence on the amount of precipitation. A more reasonable inference, however, is that rainfall is the great factor in controlling the distribution and density of forests.
Page 313 - And provided further, That any permission given by the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of this Act [this section] may be revoked by him or his successor in his discretion, and shall not be held to confer any right, or easement, or interest in, to or over any public land, reservation, or park.
Page 402 - The American measure to which this refers has been endorsed by the President and by Secretary McAdoo. It has already passed the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate.
Page 6 - ... that henceforth the movement for the conservative use of the forest is to come mainly from within, not from without ; from the men who are actively interested in the use of the forest in one way or another, even more than from those whose interest is philanthropic and general. The difference means to a large extent the difference between mere agitation and actual execution, between the hope of accomplishment and the thing done.
Page 317 - And any mineral lands in any forest reservation which have been or which may be shown to be such, and subject to entry under the existing mining laws of the 263 United States and the rules and regulations applying thereto, shall continue to be subject to such location and entry, notwithstanding any provisions herein contained.
Page 9 - It is difficult to imagine what such a timber famine would mean to our resources. And the period of recovery from the injuries which a timber famine would entail would be measured by the slow growth of the trees themselves.
Page 46 - There are parts of Asia Minor, of Northern Africa, of Greece, and even of Alpine Europe, where the operation of causes set in action by man has brought the face of the earth to a desolation almost as complete as that of the moon; and though, within that brief space of time which we call "the historical period...

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