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 — Yul Choi, Korean Environmentalist, Born (1949)

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

October 1
Yosemite National Park Created (1890)
October 2
San Diego Zoo Founded (1916)
October 3
James Herriot, English Veterinarian, Born (1916)
October 4
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology
October 5
Catherine Cooper Hopley, British Herpetologist, Born (1817)
October 6
Mad Hatter’s Day
October 7
Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, Born (1888)
October 8
World Octopus Day
October 9
Vajont Dam Disaster (1963)
October 10
Dnieper Dam Began Operation (1932)
October 11
Big Cypress and Big Thicket National Preserves Created (1974)
October 12
William Laurance, Tropical Conservationist, Born (1957)
October 13
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
October 14
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Created (1922)
October 15
Isabella Bird, Pioneering Eco-traveler, Born (1831)
October 16
World Food Day
October 17
Oliver Rackham born (1939)
October 18
Clean Water Act established (1972)
October 19
Research Vessel Albatross Launched (1882)
October 20
OPEC Oil Embargo (1973)
October 21
“Ding” Darling born (1876)
October 22
Wombat Day
October 23
Cumberland Island National Seashore established (1972)
October 24
Antoni von Leeuwenhoek born (1632)
October 25
Secretary of the Interior Convicted in Teapot Dome Scandal (1929)
October 26
Erie Canal Opens (1825)
October 27
Golden Gate and Gateway National Recreation Areas Created (1972)
October 28
Henry Mosby, Wild Turkey Biologist, Born (1913)
October 28
First Ticker-tape Parade Held (1886)
October 29
Stanley Park, Vancouver, Dedicated (1889)
October 30
UNESCO Designates 9 Natural World Heritage Sites (1981)
October 31
Lincoln Highway Dedicated (1913)
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