Burnham, John (John B.), founder of the American Game Protective and Propagation Association.

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John Burnham was an influential proponent of wildlife conservation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He joined the staff of "Field and Stream" in 1891 and wrote articles in support of game laws and game preserves. An enthusiastic hunter, he was tasked with reforming the game laws of New York State between 1904 and 1915. From 1911 to 1928 he was president of the American Game Protective and Propagation Association, which lobbied for Federal legislation protecting wildlife populations. He also worked with the Audubon Association and the government to establish a treaty with Canada to protect migratory birds.

From the description of John Burnham papers, 1882-1977. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29528105

From the guide to the John Burnham papers, 1882-1977, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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associatedWith Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962. person
associatedWith Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Adirondack Park (N.Y.)
Adirondack Park (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation


Active 1882

Active 1977

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