July

July 1 — Duck Stamp Born (1934)

July 2 — Morrill Act Created Land-Grant Universities (1862)

July 3 — The Great Auk Went Extinct (1844)

July 4 — Stephen Mather, Founding Director of the National Park Service, Born (1967)

July 5 — Yoshimaro Yamashina and Ernst Mayr, Ornithologists, Born (1900, 1904)

July 6 — Maria Martin, Naturalist and Author, Born (1796)

July 7 — Alaska Admitted as a State (1958)

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July 9 — Starbucks Abandoned Plastic Straws (2018)

July 10 — Rainbow Warrior Bombed and Sunk (1985)

July 11 — World Population Day

July 12 — Herbert Zim, Creator of “Golden Guides,” Born (1909)

July 13 — Source of the Mississippi River Discovered (1832)

July 14 — George Washington Carver National Monument Established (1943)

July 15 — Emmeline Pankhurst, British Suffragette Leader, Born (1858)

July 16 — UNESCO Added Giant Panda and Shark Sanctuaries to World Heritage List (2006)

July 17 — Handel’s “Water Music” Premiered (1717)

July 18 — Gilbert White, the “First Ecologist,” Born (1720)

July 19 — Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Created (1976)

July 20 — Annual “Swan Upping” on the Thames River

July 20 — Gregor Mendel, Pioneering Geneticist, Born (1822)

July 21 — Aswan High Dam Opened (1970)

July 22 — Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 — Commercial Whaling Banned (1982)

July 24 — Machu Picchu Discovered (1911)

July 25 — Jim Corbett, Tiger Conservationist, Born (1875)

July 26 — James Lovelock, Originator of Gaia Theory, Born (1919)

July 27 — Przewalski’s Horse Gave Birth by Artificial Insemination (2013)

July 28 — Beatrix Potter, Author and Conservationist, Born (1866)

July 29 — International Tiger Day

July 30 — Golden Spike National Historical Park Created (1965)

July 31 — Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster and Conservationist, Born (1919)

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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