Biennial Report of the State Board of Forestry of the State of California

Biennial Report of the State Board of Forestry of the State of California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...not acquire any logged-off lands that are more valuable for something else than for reforestation. And when the $150,000 is spent, if it is a success (and the.Board hopes it will be) with the aid and approval and consent of the lumbermen of the state, we propose to ask for another $150,000 and when that has been spent and administered wisely, we hope to ask for another $150,000. In other words, we propose to get most of the logged-ofi lands of the state to producing something. I always have in mind the condition of affairs that exist up around Mott. I remember that when it was a most magnificent forest. You know whatit is now. That land ought to be producing something besides fires and trouble and devastation for the Sacramento River and the Bay of San Francisco and it would not require many dollars per acre to buy such lands and put them to other kinds of work., As it is now, it is doing nothing but making trouble for everybody, and under those conditions the Board is of the opinion, and long has been (and wants to thank these gentlemen for signifying their approval of it), that the state can not do better, not only for the future but for the immediate present, in the way of protection of the streams, and the Bay of San Francisco, of the domestic water supply of the state, of irrigation, and of navigation, than by buying some of these lands and administering them for the benefit of the people of this state--you children and mine and their children. It is the intention of the State of Pennsylvania to spend $2,000,000 in work of this character. Now are there any more questions I can answer? Mr. De C'amp--I withdraw my objection. Dr. Pamdee---We thank you very much indeed. Is there any one else has a notion that the thing is not a good...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953592
  • 9781236953599