January

January 1 — NEPA Enacted (1970)

January 2 —  Bob Marshall Born (1901)

January 3 — Canaveral National Seashore Created (1975)

January 4 — The Real James Bond Born (1900)

January 5 — National Bird Day

January 6 — Wild Kingdom First Airs (1963)

January 7 — Gerald Durrell Born (1925)

January 8 — Alfred Russel Wallace Born (1823)

January 9 — Muir Woods National Monument Created (1908)

January 10 — National Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 11 — Aldo Leopold Born (1887)

January 12 — National Trust of England Established (1895)

January 13 — MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, Born (1935)

January 14 — Martin Holdgate Born (1931)

January 15 — British Museum Opened (1759)

January 16 — Dian Fossey Born (1932)

January 17 — Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Environmentalist, Born (1706)

January 18 —  White Sands National Monument Created (1933)

January 19 — Acadia National Park Established (1929)

January 20 — Penguin Appreciation Day

January 21 — The Wilderness Society Founded (1935)

January 22 — Iraq Sabotages Kuwaiti Oil Fields (1991)

January 23 — Sweden Bans CFCs in Aerosols (1978)

January 24 — Baden-Powell Publishes “Scouting for Boys” (1908)

January 25 — Badlands National Park Established (1939)

January 26 — Benjamin Franklin Disses the Bald Eagle (1784)

January 27 — National Geographic Society Incorporated (1888)

January 28 — Bermuda Petrel, Thought Extinct for 300 Years, Re-discovered (1951)

January 29 — Edward Abbey, author of “Desert Solitaire,” Born (1927)

January 30 — England Claims Antarctica (1820)

January 31 — Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior, Born (1920)

This Month in Conservation

February 1
Afobaka Dam and Operation Gwamba (1964)
February 2
Groundhog Day
February 3
George Adamson, African Lion Rehabilitator, Born (1906)
February 4
Congress Overrides President Reagan’s Veto of Clean Water Act (1987)
February 5
National Wildlife Federation Created (1936)
February 6
Colin Murdoch, Inventor of the Tranquilizer Gun, Born (1929)
February 7
Karl August Mobius, Ecology Pioneer, Born (1825)
February 8
President Johnson Addresses Congress about Conservation (1965)
February 8
Lisa Perez Jackson, Environmental Leader, Born (1982)
February 9
U.S. Fish Commission Created (1871)
February 10
Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, born (1944)
February 11
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12
Judge Boldt Affirms Native American Fishing Rights (1974)
February 13
Thomas Malthus Born (1766)
February 14
Nature’s Faithful Lovers
February 15
Complete Human Genome Published (2001)
February 16
Alvaro Uglade, Father of Costa Rica’s National Parks, Born (1946)
February 16
Kyoto Protocol, Controlling Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Begins (2005)
February 17
R. A. Fischer, Statistician, Born (1890)
February 18
Julia Butterfly Hill, Tree-Sitter, Born (1974)
February 19
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Established (1962)
February 20
Ansel Adams, Nature Photographer, Born (1902)
February 21
Carolina Parakeet Goes Extinct (1918)
February 22
Nile Day
February 23
Italy’s Largest Inland Oil Spill (2010)
February 24
Joseph Banks, British Botanist, Born (1743)
February 25
First Federal Timber Act Passed (1799)
February 26
Four National Parks Established (1917-1929)
February 27
International Polar Bear Day
February 28
Watson and Crick Discover The Double Helix (1953)
February 29
Nature’s Famous Leapers
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