Today in History–May 13–the Library of Congress features the opening day of the Governors’ Conference on the Conservation of Natural Resources on this day in 1908. President Theodore Roosevelt delivered the stirring opening address but the conference was spearheaded by Chief Forester of the United States Gifford Pinchot. The conference helped put the spotlight on conservationism. Pinchot later went on to become Governor of Pennsylvania. Find out more about this forester and politician by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to Gifford Pinchot.
Books by Gifford Pinchot
- Timber trees and forests of North Carolina 1897
- The Adirondack spruce; a study of the forest in Ne-ha-sa-ne park 1898
- A primer of forestry 1903
- The fight for conservation 1910