Bulletin (3-4; Nos. 7-11; No. 13; Nos. 15-17; Nos. 19-21; Nos. 23-24)

Bulletin (3-4; Nos. 7-11; No. 13; Nos. 15-17; Nos. 19-21; Nos. 23-24)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...annually sustained by the lumber interests of our State from forest tires, many of which are preventable, and for which our legislative enactments, if enforced, would furnish a practical preventative. Many thousands of dollars are anually lost by forest fires which can clearly be traced to preventable causes, such as hunting fires not extinguished by sportsmen, carelessness with matches and fires kindled for the purpose of destroying underbrush. The examinations of this division plainly show that much less of this damage is caused by locomotives than is generally supposed, it being found that many of the fires which have caused the greatest losses are remote from railway lines, where the cause can only be found in carelessness. A resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives adopted March 21,1895 (P. L. 1895, p. 650), authorizes me to publish the report of the Forestry Commission of 1893 and 1894, if it is found to be sufficiently valuable. A careful examination of this report demonstrates that it was of great value to the lumber and agricultural interests of the State, and, after consultation with yourself and the Attorney General, it was published as Part II of the annual report of this Department. The wisdom of this decision is proven by the great demand for the report, not only from scientific institutions, but also from the farmers of the State who are anxious to study the economic questions which so closely relate to their welfare as does the one treated upon in the report of the Forestry Commission. Dr. Rothrock has also been of great use to the Department in the work relating to Farmers' Institutes. His lectures upon the various phases of the forestry problem have aroused great interest among our farmers, and at each institute at...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511050
  • 9781236511058