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100 1  Miller, Char 
245 10 Seeking the Greatest Good :|bThe Conservation Legacy of 
       Gifford Pinchot 
264  1 Pittsburgh PA :|bUniversity of Pittsburgh Press,|c2013 
264  4 |c©2013 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A 
       Living Memorial -- Chapter One. This Old House -- Chapter 
       Two. September 24, 1963 -- Chapter Three. Home Grounds -- 
       Chapter Four. The Inseparable World -- Chapter Five. Under
       Fire -- Chapter Six. Greening the Presidency -- 
       Institutional Change -- Chapter Seven. Conservation 
       Education -- Chapter Eight. Branching Out -- Chapter Nine.
       Turning a White Elephant Gold -- Chapter Ten. Neutral 
       Force -- Chapter Eleven. Common Cause -- Chapter Twelve. 
       Looking Forward -- Notes -- Index 
520    President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the Pinchot
       Institute for Conservation Studies on September 24, 1963 
       to further the legacy and activism of conservationist 
       Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946). Pinchot was the first chief 
       of the United States Forest Service, appointed by Theodore
       Roosevelt in 1905. During his five-year term, he more than
       tripled the national forest reserves to 172 million acres.
       A pioneer in his field, Pinchot is widely regarded as one 
       of the architects of American conservation and an adamant 
       steward of natural resources for future generations. 
       Author Char Miller highlights many of the important 
       contributions of the Pinchot Institute through its first 
       fifty years of operation. As a union of the United States 
       Forest Service and the Conservation Foundation, a private 
       New York-based think tank, the institute was created to 
       formulate policy and develop conservation education 
       programs. Miller chronicles the institution's founding, a 
       donation of the Pinchot family, at its Grey Towers estate 
       in Milford, Pennsylvania. He views the contributions of 
       Pinchot family members, from the institute's initial 
       conception by Pinchot's son, Gifford Bryce Pinchot, 
       through the family's ongoing participation in current 
       conservation programming. Miller describes the institute's
       unique fusion of policy makers, scientists, politicians, 
       and activists to increase our understanding of and 
       responses to urban and rural forestry, water quality, soil
       erosion, air pollution, endangered species, land 
       management and planning, and hydraulic franking. Miller 
       explores such innovative programs as Common Waters, which 
       works to protect the local Delaware River Basin as a 
       drinking water source for millions; EcoMadera, which 
       trains the residents of Cristobal Colón in Ecuador in 
       conservation land management and sustainable wood 
       processing; and the Forest Health-Human 
520 8  Health Initiative, which offers health-care credits to 
       rural American landowners who maintain their carbon-
       capturing forestlands. Many of these individuals are age 
       sixty-five or older and face daunting medical expenses 
       that may force them to sell their land for timber. Through
       these and countless other collaborative endeavors, the 
       Pinchot Institute has continued to advance its namesake's 
       ambition to protect ecosystems for future generations and 
       provide vital environmental services in an age of a 
       burgeoning population and a disruptive climate 
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590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Environmental policy -- United States -- History.;Nature 
       conservation -- United States -- History.;Pinchot 
       Institute for Conservation -- History.;Pinchot Institute 
       for Conservation -- Influence.;Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
       -- Family.;Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 -- Influence 
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