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State parks and protected lands expand in the 1960s.

Report to the governor by the task force on outdoor recreation act program with a proposed bill, October 9, 1967: outdoor resources action plan for the second century of conservation in Wisconsin.


In the fall of 1966, Governor Warren Knowles chartered a committee to examine how effective Gaylord Nelson's 1961 Outdoor Recreation Act Program had been. This pamphlet is their report. It not only details what had been done in the previous five years but also recommends ways that the program could be expanded. We have included here its opening 26 pages but not a 15-page appendix with draft language for a bill to continue ORAP.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Wisconsin. Governor's Outdoor Recreation Act Program Task Force.
Pub Data: [Madison, Wis.?]: The Task Force, [1967]
Citation: Wisconsin. Governor's Outdoor Recreation Act Program Task Force. "Report to the governor... with a proposed bill, October 9, 1967: outdoor resources action plan for the second century of conservation in Wisconsin." (Madison?: The Task Force, [1967]). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1170; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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