August

August 1 — Hawaii National Park Created (1916)

August 2 — White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)

August 3 — Arbor Day in Niger

August 4 — Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)

August 5 — First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)

August 6 — Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)

August 7 — Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)

August 8 — World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)

August 9 — Smokey Bear Born (1944)

August 10 — John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)

August 11 — Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)

August 12 — “The Lorax” Published (1971)

August 13 — Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)

August 14 — Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)

August 15 — Sponge Act passed (1914)

August 16 — E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)

August 17 — Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)

August 18 — Margaret Murie born (1902)

August 19 — Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established

August 20 — The Great Fire (1910)

August 21 — “Bambi” Released (1942)

August 22 — Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)

August 23 — Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)

August 24 — Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)

August 25 — National Park Service Born (1916)

August 26 — Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)

August 27 — First Oil Well Drilled (1859)

August 28 — Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)

August 29 — Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)

August 30 — Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)

August 31 — John Muir Home preserved (1964)

This Month in Conservation

April 1
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1940)
April 2
Maria Sibylla Merian, German Entomologist, Born (1647)
April 3
Jane Goodall, Chimpanzee Researcher, Born (1934)
April 4
“The Good Life” Begins Airing (1975)
April 5
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created (1933)
April 6
American Museum of Natural History Founded (1869)
April 7
World Health Day
April 8
A Tribute to the Endangered Species Act
April 9
Jim Fowler, “Wild Kingdom” Co-host, Born (1932)
April 10
Arbor Day First Celebrated (1872)
April 11
Ian Redmond, Primatologist, Born (1954)
April 12
Arches National Monument Created (1929)
April 13
First Elephant Arrives in U.S. (1796)
April 14
Black Sunday Dust Storm (1935)
April 15
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Animal Behaviorist, Born (1907)
April 16
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing Arrive in U.S. (1972)
April 17
Ford Mustang Introduced (1964)
April 18
Natural History Museum, London, Opened (1881)
April 19
E. Lucy Braun, Plant Ecologist, Born (1889)
April 20
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Godmother of Sustainable Development, Born (1939)
April 21
John Muir, Father of American Conservation, Born (1838)
April 22
The First Earth Day (1970)
April 23
World Book Day
April 24
Tomitaro Makino, Father of Japanese Botany, Born (1862)
April 25
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Established (1947)
April 26
John James Audubon Born (1785)
April 27
Soil Conservation Service Created (1935)
April 28
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Announced (1986)
April 29
Dancing with Nature’s Stars
April 29
Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)
April 30
First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)
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