in Wisconsin History
The state of Wisconsin's environment, 1934.
New conservation era dawns for Wisconsin; drought proves spur
By the 1930's, the devastating effect of clear cutting northern forests had become obvious and a few voices were beginning to call for better management of natural resources. At the same time, large-scale unemployment created a labor pool to carry out conservation work. In 1934 a state report urged that Wisconsin follow the lead of the federal Civilian Conservation Corps in bringing these two forces together. This article summarizes that report and outlines the state of Wisconsin's environment at the time that the modern environmental movement was in its infancy.
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change|
The Modern Environmental Movement
|Creator:||Colby, James J.|
|Pub Data:||Milwaukee Sentinel, November 25, 1934|
|Citation:||Colby, James J. "New conservation era dawns for Wisconsin; drought proves spur." Milwaukee Sentinel, November 25, 1934. Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=860; Visited on: 9/1/2014|