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

September 1
Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, Died (1914)
September 2
President Roosevelt Dedicated Great Smoky National Park (1940)
September 3
Wilderness Act passed (1964)
September 4
Fort Bragg, Home of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Established (1918)
September 5
UNESCO Established First World Heritage Sites (1978)
September 6
Alcide d’Orbigny, French Naturalist, Born (1802)
September 7
Edward Birge, Father of Limnology, born (1851)
September 8
UN Millennium Declaration ratified (2000)
September 9
First “Bug” Found in Computer (1945)
September 10
Henry Hardtner, Father of Southern Forestry, Born (1870)
September 11
World Wildlife Fund Began Operations (1961)
September 12
Canyonlands National Park Established (1964)
September 13
Walter Reed born (1851)
September 14
Marc Reisner, Author of Cadillac Desert (1948)
September 15
Darwin reaches the Galapagos Islands (1835)
September 16
Ed Begley Jr., Environmental Advocate, born (1949)
September 17
Edgar Wayburn, Wilderness Advocate, Born (1906)
September 18
Grey Owl, Pioneering Conservationist in Canada, Born (1888)
September 19
Urmas Tartes, Estonian Nature Photographer, born (1963)
September 20
AAAS Founded (1848)
September 21
Assateague Island National Seashore Created (1965)
September 22
Peace Corps becomes law (1961)
September 23
Rose Selected as U.S. National Flower (1986)
September 24
President Kennedy Dedicated Pinchot Institute (1963)
September 25
Pope Francis Addressed the UN on the Environment (2015)
September 26
Johnny Appleseed Born (1774)
September 27
“Silent Spring” Published (1962)
September 28
National Public Lands Day
September 29
Steinhart Aquarium opens (1923)
September 30
Hoover Dam Dedicated (1935)
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