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A conservation education camp opens in Eagle River

The first 7000


Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1944, Trees for Tomorrow (TFT) was founded by a group of Wisconsin paper and utility companies to reforest northern Wisconsin and to educate citizens about land management. The following year, the organization acquired a camp in Eagle River that had been used by the U.S. Forest Service to train CCC foresters in the 1930s. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, TFT gave out tree seedlings, lent planting machines, hired foresters to develop land management plans, and organized educational programs for school children and teachers. This booklet was produced in honor of the first 7000 people to attend the conservation workshops at the camp and describes the programs offered, camp facilities, and the lessons learned in the first six years of operation.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Conservation Movement
Creator: Trees for Tomorrow, Inc.
Pub Data: Eagle River, Wis.: Trees for Tomorrow, Inc., 1951.
Citation: Trees for Tomorrow, Inc. "The first 7000." (Eagle River, Wis.: Trees for Tomorrow, Inc., 1951); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1240; Visited on: 4/21/2014
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