Managing Natural Resources joshua noel

In 1887 the us forest bureau was established but the government stood by while private intreats gobbled up the shrinking wilderness. John Muir convinced Roosevelt to set aside 148 million acres of forest reserve. Then Roosevelt set aside 1.5 million acres of water powered sites and an additional 80 million acres of and so the us geological survey could explore for water and mineral resources. n the national reclamation act of 1902 took money from the sales of public lands in the west funded irrigation projects like the Roosevelt dam and the Shoshone dam in Wyoming

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