Edward C. Crafts papers 1951-1975
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Conservation consultant, U.S. Forest Service administration, director of Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, U.S. Department of the Interior. From the description of Edward C. Crafts papers, 1951-1975. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423128 Edward Clayton Crafts was born in Chicago, April 14, 1910. In 1931, following his graduation from the University of Michigan, Crafts went west as a forester with the Intermountain Forest and Range Experimental Station in Ogden, ...
The evolution of the USDA Forest Service is rooted in the General Provision Act of l89l in which Congress authorized the President to designate particular areas of the forested public domain to be set aside as "reserves" for future use. The number and size of these reserves increased notably in l897 when the President was authorized to establish reserves in order to protect watersheds, to preserve timber, and to provide lumber for local use. There was no provision for management or...