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

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
World’s Oldest Tree Cut Down, Accidentally (1964)
August 7
Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)
August 8
Banqiao Dam Collapse, 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 20
Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Laureate in Climate Change Research, Born (1940)
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
International Whale Shark Day
August 30
Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)
August 31
John Muir Home preserved (1964)
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