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1911

Congress enacted the Weeks law which authorized the federal government to cooperate with the various states to purchase land for the protection of the watersheds of navigable streams

Other events that happened on or around 1911

1915

First land for the Monongahela National Forest acquired

Other events that happened on or around 1915

1917

The Shenandoah (George Washington) National Forest was created

Other events that happened on or around 1917

Apr 28, 1920

Monongahela National Forest was created.

Other events that happened on or around April 28, 1920

1924

The Clarke-McNary law was passed by Congress authorizing the purchase of forested, cut-over, or denuded lands for the production of timber in addition to the flow regulation of navigable streams

Other events that happened on or around 1924

1932

The Shenandoah National Forest was renamed the George Washington National Forest

Other events that happened on or around 1932

Apr 21, 1936

The Jefferson National Forest was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt


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