Forestry Volume 1

Forestry Volume 1

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... the White Earth Agency and to the acting Indian Agent of the La Pointe Agency, Wisconsin, instructing them to warn all of the Indians, under their charge, in the State of Minnesota, about causing forest-fires, etc. Three copies of the said Act have been sent to each, in order that the sub-agents or overseers of the various reservations under their charge, in Minnesota, may thoroughly acquaint themselves with its provisions, and may warn the Indians in relation thereto. Agent Allen, of White Earth Agency and Lt. W. A. Mercer, U. S. A., Acting Indian Agent, of La Pointe Agency, Wisconsin, have been advised that should they desire additional copies of the said Act, they could, no doubt, obtain them by applying to you. I trust that this action will have a good effect, and that it will materially aid your work of preventing forest fires in the State of Minnesota. Very respectfully, D. M. Browning, Commissioner. A supply of warning placards was sent to the United States Indian Agent at White Earth, who caused them to be posted on the principal reservations, and information has been received at this office that they had a beneficial effect. Fires Set By Railroad Locomotives. Section 12 of the Forest Preservation Act provides that, "It shall be the duty of all railroad companies operating any railroad within this state to use efficient spark arresters on all their engines and railroad employes willfully violating the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars." While it is understood that it is not practicable to have absolutely efficient spark arresters, it is believed that the degree of efficiency of any device depends upon the care...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960564
  • 9781236960566