March

March 1 — Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

March 2 — Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)

March 3 — World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)

March 4 — Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)

March 5 — Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)

March 6 — Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)

March 7 — Luther Burbank Born (1849)

March 8 — Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)

March 9 — The Turbot War Begins (1995)

March 10 — Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)

March 11 — Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)

March 12 — Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)

March 12 — Girl Scouts Founded (1912)

March 13 — National Elephant Day, Thailand

March 14 — First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)

March 15 — Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)

March 16 — Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)

March 17 — St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes

March 18 — Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)

March 19 — When the Swallows Return to Capistrano

March 20 — “Our Common Future” Published (1987)

March 21 — International Day of Forests

March 22 — World Water Day

March 23 — Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)

March 24 — John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)

March 25 — Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)

March 26 — Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)

March 27 — Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)

March 28 — Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)

March 29 — Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)

March 30 — The United States Buys Alaska (1867)

March 31 — Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)

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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