Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'Roosevelt'
Term: conservation movement
Forester Louis Maier near Eagle River, Wis., 1934
generally used to denote efforts to conserve natural resources ca. 1870-1930, before the start of the modern environmental movement about 1950. By the end of the 19th century, as the country became more urban and industrialized, many Americans grew increasingly aware of the value of nature as an economic, aesthetic, and spiritual resource. This movement led to initiatives to conserve natural resources and preserve wildlife and land. Conservation a coherent national policy was first introduced by President Theodore Roosevelt who in 1907 began withdrawing large areas of western public land from sale and settlement. Wisconsin became a center of conservation thinking and activity during the same years as Univ. of Wisconsin professor Charles R. Van Hise (q.v.) advised Roosevelt and Gov. Robert M. La Follette on conservation policies. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
[Source: Columbia Encyclopedia; Turning Points in Wisconsin History]
34 records found
Adams, Henry Cullen 1850 - 1906
Blaine, John James 1873 - 1934
Broughton, Charles Elmer 1873 - 1956
Cudahy, John 1887 - 1943
Heil, Julius Peter 1876 - 1949
Janesville Tank Company (Historic Marker Erected 1
Kavanaugh, William C. 1914
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Follette, Robert Marion, Jr., 1895 - 1953
Leahy, William D., Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (1875-
Manitowoc Submarines (Historic Marker Erected 1989
Mccarthy, Charles 1873 - 1921
Mcgovern, Francis Edward 1866 - 1946
Mitchell, William, 1879 - 1936
Ohl, Henry Jr. 1873 - 1940
Paxson, Frederick Logan 1877 - 1948
Payne, Henry Clay 1843 - 1904
Pelecky, Stan T. 1934
Presidential Visits to Madison
Quarles, Joseph Very 1843 - 1911
Roosevelt, Oneida Co.
Roosevelt, Theodore (assassination attempt)
Roosevelt, Town of, Burnett Co.
Roosevelt, Town of, Taylor Co.
Rural Electrification (Historic Marker Erected 196
S.S. Meteor: Last of the Whalebacks (Historic Mar
Schmedeman, Albert George 1864 - 1946
Seaman, William Henry 1842 - 1915
Spooner, John Coit 1843 - 1919
Townsend, John F. 1938
Whittet, Lawrence Clarke 1871 - 1954
Wilder, Amos Parker 1862 - 1936