Congressional Edition Volume 5480

Congressional Edition Volume 5480

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... by the holders of 19,845 permits to graze 1,382,221 cattle, horses, and hogs, and of 4,282 permits to graze 7,087,111 sheep and goats. The receipts from timber sales were paid by approximately 5,189 purchasers, who cut the equivalent of 392,792,000 board feet of timber. The receipts from special uses were paid by 2,065 permittees. In other words, these receipts represent profitable use of the Forests by some 30,000 individuals or concerns. In addition, the Forests yielded heavily to the public in free use. The free use of timber compared as follows with that of the previous year: The aggregate of free use of the Forests for grazing can not be exactly known, since no permit is required to be taken out, and there is therefore no record preserved. It added perhaps 10 per cent to the amount of stock carried by the Forests. Settlers living on or adjacent to the Forests, and prospectors, campers, and travelers in them are allowed to graze free up to 10 head of milk cows, work animals, or horses in use, and purchasers of timber and stockmen on the Forests are given the same privilege for the horses needed in their work. In Arizona and New Mexico milk goats to the number of 30 may be grazed free in place of milk cows. Of free special-use permits there were issued during the year 1,768, as against a total of 1,471 previously granted. Of the latter 963 were in force during the year. EXECUTIVE FORCE. The Forests were cared for by the following executive and protective force: All of the National Forests except the Luquillo, in Porto Kico, were under administration at the close of the year. The average area to each officer theoretically available for patrol duty on June 30, 1908, was 116,665 acres, as against 132,236 acres on June 30, 1907. But more than...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644433
  • 9781236644435