Report of the Committee Appointed by the National Acadeny of Sciences Upon the Inauguration of a Forest Policy for the Forested Lands of the United States, to the Secretary of Thr Interior, May 1, 1897

Report of the Committee Appointed by the National Acadeny of Sciences Upon the Inauguration of a Forest Policy for the Forested Lands of the United States, to the Secretary of Thr Interior, May 1, 1897

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...commission can be best maintained at the highest level by limiting the remuneration of the two members unconnected with Government service to their actual expenses. In all the forest reserves individuals have acquired more or less perfect title to land, and as they may claim that their rights are interfered, with, or the value of their holdings diminished by the reservation from entry of adjacent lands, opportunity should be given them to exchange on an equitable basis their lands or rights for those of similar character outside the reservations. Several of the forest reserves are within tbe limits of land grants made to railroad corporations, and it should be possible for the Secretary of the Interior to arrange with these corporations to exchange their holdings within the reservations for similar unreserved lands. THE UNRESERVED FOREST LANDS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. The laws now in force under which the timber and timber lauds of the public domain are disposed of have proved inadequate and demoralizing in practice; and the repeal or amendment of every one of them has been urged year after year by successive Commissioners of the General Land Office and Secretaries of the Interior, and it is not an exaggeration to say that, inviting fraud and peculation, they have debased the public conscience and deprived the Government of millions of dollars. The act of June 3, 1878 (20 Stat., 88), known generally as the act to allow the cutting of timber on mineral lands, permits citizens of the Uuited States and other persons, bona fide residents of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana, and all other mineral districts of the United States, to cut and remove for building, agricultural, mining, and other...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645502
  • 9781236645500